The Featured Image is also my coded warning that you are about to enter a poetry post. If the word culture affects you like it affected Hermann Goering, you may want to look away now. Apart from the fact Goering never said it, and the original version is, to be honest, a lot less snappy. I often find quotes are like that when you actually check them out.
That calls for another quote.
When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
I think I mentioned last week that I was sending some haiku off to an editor that has already turned me down twice. I may improve, or I may wear him down, but one way or another I’m not going to admit defeat.
Well, today, just a week after sending, the email came back. To be fair, he doesn’t hang about. I’ve been waiting for eight weeks for one editor to get back to me, which isn’t long compared to some, but os long enough when you are waiting for an answer.
To be honest, I almost prefer a quick rejection to a long drawn out acceptance. And I definitely prefer a quick rejection to a slow one. You can send the haiku out again once they come back. In fact that’s how I ended up with the submission in question – eight of them had been sent out before.
The one that was accepted had been turned down once before, which just goes to show…something…
I’m not sure what.
And yes, it is another acceptance. I was so convinced it was going to be a No that I spent ten minutes sitting grinning at the screen. I now stand at submissions 10, acceptances 4, rejections 2.
Again, that noise you hear is the smugness alarm.
The rest of the day was truly awful, but who cares.
Who cares indeed. Well done!
That looks like a pretty good score to me. I am glad that it prevented a murder.
Yes, It would have been inconvenient as they probably don’t let you have fountain pens in prison.
Congratulations. My friend Mike Kindred sent his little book “Once Upon a Group” to 40 publishers in turn. Eventually he published it himself and it became a best seller in group work circles.
That must have taken some dedication and self-belief. Four is about my limit, but I will learn from this story.
Grin away! You have every reason to feel good.
🙂 🙂 🙂
Congratulations, Simon! Smugness is allowed; in fact I would say it is absolutely necessary. It will be an antidote for the rest of the day. 😀
Thank you. That is true. Without the cheerfulness induced by acceptance I would probably have committed murder this afternoon. 🙂
Oooh… that bad, was it?! 🙂