When I made my New Year’s Resolution to gather at least 10 rejections or get a pro publication, I knew it would be easy. I chose 10 just because I wanted to beat the number of rejections from last year. I didn’t expect to get the 10 rejections before the year was half over though!
So, I’m amending the goal to keep working towards something for the rest of the year. These 10 rejections came from 2 stories (8 on one, 2 on another). I have 2 others on submission, and 2 more will be joining them in the next two months. So 20 rejections in 2016 is very doable. I’m going to shoot for 25, and cross my fingers that if I don’t reach that, it’s because I’ve gotten some acceptances!
Better get this latest rejected story back out in the markets.