View Full Version : Hey, I'm Way Behind!

10-05-2009, 10:58 PM
So, I've been going around (at least in my head) bragging that I've garnered well over a hundred rejections for my complete works.

Then today, I counted them up.


I've only gotten 81 rejections, total! 59 for shorts, 22 for novel queries/subs.

That ain't nothing, as Huck Finn would say. I feel much better now!

Back to work.

jerry phoenix
10-05-2009, 11:02 PM
puts my 6 rejections into perspective.

no. i just checked. six subs, five rejections so far..

Calla Lily
10-05-2009, 11:07 PM
Phaeal, you slacker, you! 81 lashes from Cthulhu's various tentacles for you! :tongue

My editor passes are a minute fraction of the 200-ush agent passes I racked up, but ouch. Those puppies BURN.

10-06-2009, 10:28 PM
Well, I got me another agent reject yesterday, so now my grand total is 82! Yeeehaah!

I'm aiming for a hundred by the end of the year.

Another interesting thing I noticed while figuring out my stats:

3 of my short stories were accepted on the twelfth time out. Another was accepted the eleventh time out. I'm seeing a pattern here...I should sub to the big-money markets on Try #12!!!

Brilliant. No wonder Nyarlathotep is trying so hard to recruit me.