Sunday, June 26, 2011


So, my writing experiment has continued for 6 months. In this time, I have written and submitted 24 stories and gotten 42 rejections.

I feel that this places me at another cross roads. I think the initial fork is when you decide to write and sub. Then, after facing rejection after rejection, the goal seems to be much for formidable than you initially thought.

I think this is a point where many new writers quit. They pack it in, fold it up, and move on to something else.

I, on the other hand, am of the feeling that I've invested way too much time and energy developing as a writer to pack it in now. I've gotten a few positive indicators -- encouraging rejections, a few short listed stories, etc.

But most importantly, there are several great stories I'm working on. How can I forget about those?


  1. You've got the right attitude, Matt. Never give up, never surrender! Those stories need to see the light.

  2. It's very easy to act like the good soldier, to say that you won't be beaten by rejections, but it's another thing entirely to actually do it. You have a great attitude, and it looks like its getting you through the stuff that topples so many amateur writers, so you've got a leg up.

  3. ...And congrats on meeting your June W1S1 goals. We're halfway there!

  4. Hey Matt, don't quit. I keep all my rejections in a folder. Someday I hope to have over a hundred. It's a badge of honor.

    And congratz on your June Write1Sub1 success! Keep writing.

  5. Congratulations on your W1S1 award!

    Remember, if writing and subbing, etc were easy, everyone would do it. :)

  6. I'm waiting for the 50th rejection celebration.