The Cure for the Rejection Blues

“That story was so good!” The kid has no idea what he’s saying. He has no idea how much it means to me. He’s one of my son’s classmates. He’s helping out at the school’s end-of-year carnival, and we’re chatting as I wait for my daughter to attempt to drop a teacher into the dunktank.Continue reading “The Cure for the Rejection Blues”

EEEEEEEEEE, or Published and Rejected

So this past Thursday a certain book was released that I happen to have a story in. I’m very proud of this story. This coming June, another book will be printed that has one of my stories in it. This past Tuesday I got another rejection. Ah, living the dream! I’ve been reading the otherContinue reading “EEEEEEEEEE, or Published and Rejected”

Three Editors Walk into the Worldstore

So she comes in, cradling the world I made. She sets it on the counter, pokes it a little bit, sticks her hands in her pockets. “Sorry. It’s a fine world. It’s just not the one I’m looking for. I hope someone else buys it.” “So you’re not buying it?” I ask. She looks nervous.Continue reading “Three Editors Walk into the Worldstore”

Rejected Worlds

Get outta there. You don’t want those. Come up here. Look, kid. New, shiny worlds. Fresh for the taking. Don’t you want one of these? Think of the possibilities. Take one blank world, and what will you create? Those? Those’re rejected worlds. Some writer came in, bought the world, populated it with her best peopleContinue reading “Rejected Worlds”