Spirit Of The Ucanians was rejected. I don’t feel too bad though. He actually sent a short response and signed it himself. He said it just didn’t grab his attention. I cant control that (well, sort of). I’m just geeky enough to get a thrill from it. A personal rejection letter from a major publisher and not some form letter. Sad isn’t it. Funny thing is about five minutes after I read it I was surfing on the web, reading the various blogs I read, and lo and behold someone was talking about Harry Potter and how she was rejected about forty times before she sold it. Isn’t that crazy. How would you like to be one of the forty who rejected it? Oops!
I’m done rewriting it though. I’ve spent enough time on it and the charactors have all moved on anyway (if you know what I mean). I’ll just have to do some research and find some other markets to send it to. I’m going back to working on my two books unless another short story pops up in my head. Its funny to go back and read the stuff I’ve written before. Glad I never sent it to anyone. I definately knew better. I know I still have a ways to go now as well. The learning process never stops. They say you can tell a professional writer from the amatures by how much the manuscript changes when they rewrite it. A polished professional’s rough draft contains very few errors and needs little rewrite. I can’t wait until I reach that stage.