February was a month that “crashed & burned” from a writing perspective.
Other than my foray into flash fiction, nothing got accomplished. My NaNoWriMo novel sits unedited, a short story had little added, and my writing nook didn’t get organized.
Like most, juggling real life and its numerous commitments often pushes passions and pleasures to the back burner. However, a couple emails I received today might be enough to light a fire for March.
Email one was a rejection letter from a publisher for a short story I had submitted for their anthology. Rather than a basic form letter however, I received words of encouragement saying that while they enjoyed my story, it didn’t meet the theme for this anthology. They suggested a future collection would be a good home and to resubmit it then.
The second email made the smile on my face even wider. My short story “A Troll by any other name…” found a new home as a reprint for a year with a small press publisher in Manitoba, Canada. Only eight stories made the cut for this anthology, mine included.
A new month brings new goals, and motivation to see them through, wish me luck!