Not much of a splash

courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, National Postal Museum

courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, National Postal Museum

Well, my first official ‘no thank you’ letter arrived today for “Fish Girl.”  However, I do not lose heart–an official ‘no thank you’ is like the Post Office declaring that Kris Kringle is Santa Claus: I must be a real writer!  *wry grin*

“Fish Girl” did not find a home at this particular magazine, but I got invited to try again, so that could have been a lot worse.  Sadly, it was basically a form letter, no particularly helpful comments included on letter or manuscript, but it’s all ok.  I would have been pretty ridiculous to expect instant success, and didn’t.  So I shall try again, with this publication or another, with this story or another.  I have a lot of works in progress and a lot of ideas still bubbling away in the back of my head.  Shall file this one away and keep going.

In other news, I now have a new desk chair from which to keep writing (yay!) as well as new curtains, some picture frames, and a rug.  My room is looking stunningly habitable these days…pity I never seem to be in it.  When is April vacation week (3rd busiest week in the museum calendar) over?

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