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?