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    Hi, LadyA. No reason to be shy. We're all rejects here. Er, our work has been rejected, I mean.

    (In case you haven't read many previous posts, I have a plan. Odd-numbered days I believe in my work. Even-numbered days I don't.)

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    I'm proud to be a reject!

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    Thanks guys

    Quote Originally Posted by Hathor View Post
    Hi, LadyA. No reason to be shy. We're all rejects here. Er, our work has been rejected, I mean.

    (In case you haven't read many previous posts, I have a plan. Odd-numbered days I believe in my work. Even-numbered days I don't.)
    Ha, I love that! Perhaps I'll have to try it - except I sent off most of my queries on an even-numbered day - so perhaps I won't
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    Quote Originally Posted by pollymilton View Post
    I'm proud to be a reject!
    How about rejectionista? That sounds a bit edgier and exciting.

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    Oooof. Been a rough week ~ was bitten by a brown recluse spider AND got a rejection for a story I thought had promise.

    I think I deserve some chocolate. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckballerina View Post
    Oooof. Been a rough week ~ was bitten by a brown recluse spider AND got a rejection for a story I thought had promise.

    I think I deserve some chocolate. :/
    Ouch. Chocolate, wine, shoes, jewelry...or any combination thereof, I'd say.

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    Thanks, Hathor. I'm eating a caramel-filled chocolate egg and doodling ideas for the next story, so maybe things will turn around. I tell you what, though, I NEVER want to see another spider again.

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    Hmm...caramel-filled chocolate egg. I so want one.

    I'm going to a baseball game now, though. I guess beer will have to do it. I've spent the day "ly" hunting in my NF.

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    Saw a spider today and didn't run screaming, nor did I kill it. Fail on both counts. Today is a real even-numbered day.

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    LOL.

    Got 2 rejections today.


    FROM SUBMISSIONS MADE ALMOST A YEAR AGO!!!!!!


    on a completely different project.

    amazing.

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    Oof. A year ago - WTF? That is weak.

    Also, ballerina, what? Are you OK? Did you need antibiotics? Holy hell.

    No news here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckballerina View Post
    Oooof. Been a rough week ~ was bitten by a brown recluse spider AND got a rejection for a story I thought had promise.

    I think I deserve some chocolate. :/
    I once knew a guy who was bitten on the bum seven times by a brown recluse.

    'Swhat he gets for sitting on it I suppose.

    BTW if you ever want some serious gross factor in your day, do a google image search for 'brown recluse bite'. Untreated they are nasty, nasty, nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    LOL.

    Got 2 rejections today.


    FROM SUBMISSIONS MADE ALMOST A YEAR AGO!!!!!!


    on a completely different project.

    amazing.
    Well, they were sure speedy Gonzales-es (spelling?) weren't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pollymilton View Post
    Oof.
    Also, ballerina, what? Are you OK? Did you need antibiotics? Holy hell.

    No news here.
    I should be okay ~ thanks for asking! I have to take these amazingly huge pills three times a day, but it looks like the bite is finally starting to calm down. There for a couple of days I thought I was going to turn into a spider-zombie or something. :/ Thank goodness it didn't bite one of my kids.

    I had the exterminator come out ~ luckily he didn't find more, but I'm having my house sprayed anyway. *shuddershiver*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drachen Jager View Post
    I once knew a guy who was bitten on the bum seven times by a brown recluse.

    'Swhat he gets for sitting on it I suppose.

    BTW if you ever want some serious gross factor in your day, do a google image search for 'brown recluse bite'. Untreated they are nasty, nasty, nasty.
    OMG, 7 times?? I am now going to obsess about checking where I sit. :P

    And I don't need to google it... I have a pretty good view when I look in the mirror. :/ Fortunately, I got on antibiotics quick enough the doctor doesn't think there will be too much damage. I'll have a helluva scar and a nasty story to tell, though.

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    It was hiding in an outhouse.

    Heck of a scar does not begin to describe what you'd have if you survived an untreated brown recluse bite. Basically it completely destroys a little larger than a golfball-sized chunk of flesh which is just gone, like it was burned away with acid or something.

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    15th rejection of the year so far for me. Haha getting used to it now!

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    Is a brown recluse anything like a huntsman spider?
    *shudders in sympathy for redneckballerina*

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    I'm counting myself lucky now I don't have spiders in the house. The crickets must kill them.

    We can't figure out how they get in or why they love our house. But they're big honking things. I used to tell my kids these were their pets. They're supposed to be lucky, right?

    Maybe this is why my MIL never wants to stay with us...

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    YIKES. So glad you're okay, redneckballerina!! Good thing you got it treated nice and quickly.

    Insect bites are the worst. I was visiting my parents in the South a couple summers ago and a centipede got into my bed. Turns out their bites are extremely painful! You learn something new every day.

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    Can we not talk about spiders anymore? I'm a major arachnaphobe. This isn't working for me.

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    wait, wait! One more story! once over the course of 2 days I got like 25 bites around my waist, etc. could not figure it out. Finally vacuumed sofa where I was nursing my daughter at night - and a HUGE spider came out. I killed that motherf^&er with the greatest of pleasure.

    There Carleree, I'm done now.

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    Thanks a lot, polly. I just threw up a little in my mouth. Great way to start the day

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    Hello, agents? Anyone, anyone? Bueller?

    (We've got such a centipede infestation, I'm starting to think the little ones are cute.)

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    Best friend's agent just rejected my QL after 3 months. I'd already closed it no response.

    If you all keep talking about creepy crawlies, I'm deleting my subscription to this thread.

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