Title? Can’t really think . . .

I’ve been trying to get into the comments for the last two hours. All I get is a small circle going round and round . . .

Is anyone else having this problem?

Anyway – Julia’s swollen eye is now definitely on the mend, which is good as progress has been slow over the last few days and I have been struggling for supportive things to say. There’s only so much you can say after the first day.

Over the last few days I’ve had a couple of emails from editors. One was an acceptance. However, to cut my ego down to size, they did offer a couple of suggestions which improved the piece considerably. It was a masterclass in editing and an example of how things can always be improved.

The second was a hybrid – neither an acceptance or a rejection, but an invitation to make alterations and resubmit. Generally I’m all in favour of chances to be published but over the years I’ve had bad experiences with this sort of thing and have never had an altered piece accepted on this basis. You know where you are with acceptances and rejections, even with conditional acceptances, but this sort of hybrid never seems to work for me. I can’t see this being the one to break the sequence, particularly as I’ve only been given a few days to do it. Fortunately, I no longer have my old drive to be published so I’m not going to stress about it. Some you win, some you lose. This piece will eventually be recycled, but not just yet.

Meanwhile, I have answered a few comments by going through past posts but still cannot call up the comments as a whole. I hope this might be fixed by the time I post tomorrow.


12 thoughts on “Title? Can’t really think . . .

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      No, I was talking to a friend who lives about 150 miles south – they have had a lack of pollinators this year too, despite an area of garden designed specially for pollinators.

      1. Lavinia Ross

        It has been a strange year on many levels. I smelled smoke from distant fires yesterday. I checked Oregon’s fire map, none near us to be of immediate concern, though depending on the direction of the wind on a given day, we can get a smoky haze.

  1. jodierichelle

    Ah, an acceptance with notes on making it better. That’s an editor I’d deal with on a regular basis. congratulations! So glad Julia is feeling better every day.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      It seems mostly resolved, though something is still trying to load. I have been having problems since someone followed me last week and liked 40 posts in one lump. 🙁


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