Saturday, 14 June 2008

I'm looking forward to reading this.

I would have been looking forward to it more if I was, y'know, in it. But I'm sure the rejection practice is good for me. Or that's what I keep telling myself when the jealousy of those who have been accepted hits me.

And I am still pleased for those of you who got in.

I wasn't going to write such an honest entry about this, but after my second glass of wine? Y'know, sod it.

7 comments:

B said...

(and i'm not fishing for sympathy. Just... you know. Moaning. I am feeling sorry for myself, and I know it's pathetic, and I'd kinda rather y'all ignored me.)
(temporarily. please don't ignore me forever or i will actually cry :) )

pierre l said...

Well I am going to say that I am sorry for you that you are not in the book. And I would have loved to read your story.

Debs said...

Ditto, pierre. Rejections suck, I've had so many of them but each one is still as lousy as the next.

B said...

Thanks pierre and debs. It's nothing you can't read in my archives so it's not like you're missing out on something previously unread. Obviously it just wasn't meant to be (although discovering that some people submitted more than one piece makes me annoyed that I chose one rather than submitting the three that I wanted to). Oh well. I will get published, somewhere, sometime...

Anxious said...

(I didn't get in either)

B said...

anx, that makes me feel better. thanks.

Anxious said...

I think they had 300 submissions, and chose 100, so 2 out of 3 didn't get in.

What did annoy me is that some already-properly-published people got in...