And Tuesday’s Not Too Bad, Either

Had a minor groan-worthy moment today when a client pushed a huge project back from this week to next. These things happen, but I’d planned to spend a lot of time working on that and didn’t make other arrangements, and we like to eat. 🙂 I’ve kept him waiting before, so I can’t be too put out. And he’s such a nice guy. Minor blip.

I had another acceptance today. A flash I wrote in 2004 but never sent out was accepted at Philly Flash Inferno, an interesting and quirky 7-deadly-sins-themed ezine. My little story was rejected last month at the first place I tried, which was the only place that seemed likely to take it, and then I couldn’t figure out where else to send it. It was destined for a dark and desolate place. Now it will be inflicted on others. Yay!

I also wanted to comment on Write 1 Sub 1. I’ve always written. I still have so much old stuff I want to revise and get out there, it probaby defies belief. Submitting has been my downfall for the last few years, and W1S1 has pushed me out of that rut and back into action. Something else it’s done is forge a real sense of community. When rejections are reported, we commiserate. When questions are asked, advice flows freely. We offer each other encouragement, pats on the back and the occasional kick in the behind. And every time someone reports a success, I feel almost as excited as if it were mine. Absolute Write is a place like this, but W1S1, being a smaller group, offers that even more closer-knit “we’re in this together” vibe that I really enjoy.

Today, Suzanne, a writer’s who’s participating, reported a story sale to Asimov’s Science Fiction, and anyone around me might have sworn that it was my success, I was so pleased. And I’m no less pleased when someone places a Twitter-fic, a poem, a flash, or a story anywhere else. It’s great to share in such a group dynamic.

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  1. April 14th, 2011 | NicoleMD says:

    Hey, congrats on your sale! I’ve been too shamed to show my head around W1S1 lately. I really need to finish writing a story soon. (I have started one almost every week, so that counts for something, right?)

  2. April 14th, 2011 | Shelley says:

    BAH! Hang around no matter what. And I think starting a story every week absolutely counts! 🙂 If Twitter-fic and haiku count, then starting a story sounds good enough for me.

  3. April 14th, 2011 | Samuel Mae says:

    Very nice, Shelley 🙂 And i agree re the W1S1 group we have at AW. It’s great to have a group of writers hanging out and enjoying each other’s company, with writing as a the primary focus.

    And Nicole: it doesn’t matter if you’re falling behind. Come hang with us anyway. Some of our newer hangers-outers aren’t participating in the challenge at all. But our coolness has dragged them in 😉

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