Saturday, April 4, 2009

This And That

After a rather slow March, things are already picking up for April. With the closing of From the Asylum, my story Pruritus Maximus was returned to me. It had been at FTA since November and I was considering withdrawing it in order to sub elsewhere. I originally wrote it for the Dark Jesters antho, so I need to find a market that considers humorous horror.

Then last night I received a rejection from A Fly in Amber for A Cause For Celebration. That's now the third rejection this year alone for that story. I might it sub it a time or two again before considering a revision or just flat out retiring it.

Bummed about the rejection, I was totally shocked to hear from the Devil's Food anthology today, which has accepted my story, The Faceless Ones. Not only am I jazzed about the acceptance, but relieved, since that was one of the stories that was obliterated in the hard drive crash a couple months back. Now I don't have to worry about asking for it back.

I haven't written at all since Tuesday, being so pooped out from work. I plan on squeezing in some writing time tomorrow. Tonight is movie night with The Other Half. By weekend's end, I should have both Pruritus Maximus and A Cause For Celebration out again, as well as a new story, Planting Season.

8 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Congrats on the acceeptance! Very nice title..."The Faceless Ones"...

Natalie L. Sin said...

Woot on "The Faceless Ones!"

This anthology is going to kick ass : )

Natalie L. Sin said...

PS: Did the book make it to you? If not let me know, I can track it!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Congratulations.:D

K.C. Shaw said...

I got a rejection from A Fly in Amber the other day too, and that story is going back into retirement.

Congrats on your acceptance!!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Woot! Way to go. It is nice when you get some good news in the ol' inbox every once in a while.

Danielle Ferries said...

Congratulations on the acceptance. Fingers crossed for the other subs.

BT said...

Congrats on Devil's Food - excellent news.

Keep sending out those stories, there's a home out there for everything, but, just in case, don't forget about Aaron's TLODS...