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I think I write boring stories. I've gotten what seems like lots of rejections of late with comments like beautiful writing, but it's just too slow or nice idea but the stakes aren't high enough and that kind of thing. I don't think they're boring obviously! I wouldn't send them out if I did. But maybe I just write boring stories.

Had a good month with writing so far though, so that's good, and I'm looking forward to NaNo (it suits my drafting style).
 
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Tamlyn, it's so damned hard. And soul sucking :Hug2:

I wonder, maybe a slight shift in the markets you're sending to? For the record, I don't think you'd be getting regular, personalized Rs if your stories were actually boring.

I still haven't finished the story that should have been finished a week ago. Two weeks ago, but who's counting, eh? Inbox has been quiet, a few Rs but the responses have been slow coming.
 
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Thanks, ap123.

I went and looked at my little section of shelf I have with the books that I can see my name printed in. Not many there, but it made me feel better. (It sounds... arrogant? when I say it aloud, but it's my little corner of joy.

Good luck getting your story finished!
 
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Hope your writing outlook has turned around, Tamlyn (you write very good stories, btw, based on the ones I've read :)), and hope everybody else is trucking along nicely.

I've been pretty absent because, well, I haven't been doing much. Still muddling along very slowly on the final edits of Spider's Hub. Was supposed to release it in August, revised that to November, and now am thinking it probably won't be until February at the earliest. I've basically ditched short stories for now - for reasons of both time and the fact my brain seems stuck in longform mode. I still have those 3 shorts doing the rounds, though all have been out 85 days plus. I don't think that means anything particularly except that they're with venues that take longer than that to respond :D

The especially frustrating thing (which is always the especially frustrating thing when I don't have much time to write) is that the ideas are still coming. Doesn't my brain know I already have a full whiteboard with enough material for the next 2-3 years! And the new ideas are so damned compelling!

Anyway, it's one word in front of the other for now. I may have found a way to fit more creativity into my schedule but I'm not getting my hopes up just yet :)
 
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*waves*

Thank you, Izz, that is very nice of you to say.

I hope your new schedule works out. I enjoy months where I take breaks, but if I didn't do anything creative, I'd pull my hair out.

NaNo is going well! All the words, and lots of time in between the words to catch up on some other stuff (like some fun baking/desserts).
 
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Thanks, Tamlyn! I'm glad to see NaNo is going well for you :) Your little corner of joy sounds perfect, well-deserved, and necessary. :love:
I did finish that short, and sent it off to a mag where you can generally expect to see an R within hours but it's been...8 days. Not sure if I should get hopeful or assume it was lost in cyberspace. I have several others out where I'm waiting and waiting and waiting on replies. One is for sure on a hold, and the rest, who knows? So frustrating when the subs go much beyond the expected wait time. And no, I'm not particularly hopeful on all of them, I'm watching on Grinder and Duotrope and see their response times are just getting longer. Sigh. I'm between stories right now, and the lack of responses is making it very difficult to get myself motivated.

Izz, I know your time has been limited recently, but it sounds like you're still doing all you can, and my hat's off to you. For whatever reason, long is what your brain wants to work on right now, and that isn't a bad thing at all. :) I hope you hear back soon on those shorts, though--and that it's good news! I'm fairly linear in how I write, but when I get those insistent ideas that won't go away, I make a note or two for when I can look again.
 
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I'm sorry, Tamlyn.

I've slipped from high hopes to hopeless. WHAT is going on with the queues these days? Response times are so inconsistent for so many, apparently my words get shunted to the we'll-get-around-to-it-eventually pile. :e2drown:
 
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Ok. Two of my overdue responses came in after I'd posted the above. Who knew whining on AW could be such a powerful spell? :p Both Rs, which is fine, I'd always rather get a response and keep it all moving then be stuck waiting. Sent 4 subs yesterday, maybe I'll actually get to write again this week.
 

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I'm sure your other overdues are just acceptances they haven't got around to sending yet!

Look, if whining works, maybe the other way will as way.
 
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Two of the still-outs are holds, so I'm definitely hope hope hoping at least one of them will be an acceptance.

(do you think that's whiny enough? :LOL:)
 
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