Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
Favorite astronomical painting

Friday, March 26, 2010

WIP, rejection and winner

First the good news. I won the scavenger hunt last night on the chat at Sweetest Romance Authors. I'll be getting the banner soon and will display it here as well as sending it to Val so she can put it on the website she is constructing me.
The bad news is I suffered another rejection of a short story, numerous reasons given not the least of which I was told I switched POV during the story and didn't know anything about the Witness Protection Program. Honestly, I learned what I could on the internet. One invalid criticism was I didn't identify the bookstores my heroine did her signings at. Well, I did. I went to the trouble of learning exactly where they were in New York City, their addresses. That can be checked out easily. This is seven rejections of contemporary stories now.
My WIP stands at 58,828 words but I don't think it will reach 70,000 words or beyond unless I think of some new twist to put into the story. I'll paste in a cover of Lab Partners since the characters in that story are cast in my WIP.


Miss Mae said...

Congratulations on winning the Sweetie award, Larry!

Sorry about your book rejection, though. I know it hurts. :(

Laurean Brooks said...

I enjoyed getting to know Jane Bierce last night at the chat. And you won the Sweetie Award. It's more than I'll ever do. Dial up won't fill the pages fast enough.

Don't give up on your book. You just haven't found a publisher who can appreciate a great story and even better writing.