Friday, May 30, 2008
Working
I received another acceptance yesterday for a story I wrote in a hurry and then submitted simultaneously to three markets, without allowing myself a waiting period to go back and reread the thing for clunks. Apparently, it was ok enough for at least one of the journal's - hopefully it will be for me as well (I still have not gone back to revise...)

I'd say 2008 is going fairly well, publication wise, so far. Five months in, four stories on their way out to the world. With my resume slowly building, I feel an itch to start working on something larger again.

I think it may be time to return to Grace.

At least, that's what I'm attempting to do this morning, with the blank page open on my desktop, begging the question - where to go from here?

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4 Comments:

OpenID novaren said...

That's such wonderful news! Congratulations!

And four stories out in the world... I want to take a lesson from you.

I'd love the opportunity to read your stories someday. Are there any links I've missed?

Blogger Mella said...

Ha - thanks, Nova. I think you're doing just fine on your own. Maybe you can teach me how to write something long enough (and interesting enough) to nab an agent...and I can teach you how to submit things that you probably shouldn't submit yet, and get lucky.

If you're really interested, I think Family Circle still has the old link up to "The Simplest of Acts"

http://www.parents.com/family-life/fitness/stress-relaxation/2006-family-circle-fiction-contest-winners/

And on June 15th, The Summerset Review will go live with their Summer Issue, and I'll have a story called "Shoes, Falling" there. (www.summersetreview.org)

OpenID novaren said...

I _wish_ I knew how to nab a literary agent! Someday...

Thanks for that link. Your story was just beautiful.

Anonymous phx said...

Well done Mella!! You are an inspiration, truly. Especially since you are doing all this on top of caring for two kids!! :)

I can't wait to hear about Grace again. I've really missed her.

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