Rejection # 6 arrived, and I thought I’d list my three goals for this year, for those of you tuning in late:
A. Attempt (again) to get 100 rejections in a year. The only change I’ll make (aside from giving myself 12 months instead of 10 to complete it) is that at least 15% of the rejections must be via snail mail. (Some of the biggest and “best” magazines don’t accept electronic submissions, and lazy ol’ me has been pretty much ignoring them. No longer.
B. Find an idea that interests me for 80,000 words or more.
C. Write it.
So far, all 6 of my rejections have been electronic, and I haven’t sent out any snail mail subs. What can I say, entropy rules, you know? I’ve found an idea that interests me for 80,000 words (or thereabouts) and I’m 45,000/80,000 words toward completing that goal. So, I’ve written a lot more words this year then I did in all of last yeat, so that’s something…