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Old 04-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #5101
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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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Old 04-16-2012, 08:50 PM   #5102
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I'm proud to be a reject!
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:21 PM   #5103
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(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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Old 04-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #5104
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How about rejectionista? That sounds a bit edgier and exciting.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:54 PM   #5105
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 12:12 AM   #5106
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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. :/
Ouch. Chocolate, wine, shoes, jewelry...or any combination thereof, I'd say.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:37 AM   #5107
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 12:46 AM   #5108
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 01:04 AM   #5109
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 02:29 AM   #5110
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 07:10 AM   #5111
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 08:05 AM   #5112
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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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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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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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Old 04-17-2012, 09:16 AM   #5115
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 09:46 AM   #5116
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 10:01 AM   #5117
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15th rejection of the year so far for me. Haha getting used to it now!
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #5118
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Is a brown recluse anything like a huntsman spider?
*shudders in sympathy for redneckballerina*
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #5119
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 05:47 PM   #5120
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #5123
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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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Old 04-17-2012, 08:33 PM   #5124
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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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