Tuesday, November 27, 2007

So, I have been struggling with writing. I haven't really written
anything past letters and cards for the past month or so. I didn't
hear back from any of the editors I sent stuff out to, and I was
feeling pretty disheartened. I went through one of those lows where I
feel like everything I produce is a hackneyed piece of poo.

Until today. I got this email in my inbox today.

Dear Marisol,

This is one of the moments in which I do not enjoy being an editor.
After much consideration, XXXXX will not be using "Death
Rites," and you are free to submit it elsewhere.

That said, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you I found
"Death Rites" very enjoyable. While not right for XXXXX, I believe
this is certainly a piece that will find publishing.

As to why we did not accept the story, I believe it just became a
matter of preference with the limited spots we have. I normally give advice
at this point concerning items that were issues for us during the
consideration period, but I have nothing for this story. It is well
written and engaging.

"Death Rites" was a fantastic read, and thank you for letting us
spend so much time with it. I wish I had better news after the lengthy
consideration, but would love to see another story from you in the future.
I wish you the best of luck with this piece, especially as a fan.


Submission Editor

Suddenly I don't feel so bad. And maybe I can be superwoman and be a
newlywed, work, be a stepmom, and write!