14
Jun

Humor to Appear at errant parent

I found out yesterday that my humor piece “Teach Your Kids to Stay Safe from Cannibals” will appear in errant parent on July 27th. This piece and another that I’m still shopping around represent one of my career high-points and a huge disappointment all wrapped up into one. I wrote them as sample pieces for an amazing writing opportunity last year. They impressed the people in charge, got me highly complimented and got me in the door, which is what they were meant to do, but things didn’t work out in the end.

I had a second huge disappointment in that same week, so I had a love/hate relationship with this piece and its partner for a while. I’m glad to see it find a good home. I’m sure the other one will find a home soon enough, because in case you didn’t know this about me, I’m uproariously delightful, witty and funny. I promise.

I’m stubborn, too. So I’ll keep inflicting it on people until someone cries “uncle” and takes it.

It’s mind-blowing to realize that the year is almost half over. I’ve been doing the Write 1 Sub 1 challenge, which has been an interesting and wonderful experiment. I’m pleased with the way my writing and submitting have been going this year. I just withdrew 5 micro-shorts from one market that I wasn’t getting a response from, even after querying. So right now at 3 pieces out to 3 markets, I have the lowest number of submissions I’ve had out since my first week of this challenge, and that feels strange. Within the next couple of weeks, I should have those numbers back up. It’s an uneasy feeling to have numbers that low, after getting used to having many out at once. That’s a much more secure feeling, because no matter what comes back, hey, there’s still plenty out there wowing people. Try it and see if you don’t feel better!

Another “strange” feeling this week is knowing that my one-and-only will be 15 on Sunday. When did all this happen?

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