Tuesday, January 6, 2009

one down, many to go

Received my first rejection yesterday, of this year anyway. I have sent it off to one more market and then I am retiring that particular story. I happens to be a very niche story so after this next market get back to me it is done. Unless a new market pops up on the radar.

Actually yesterday was an interesting day for the old inbox. I could tell everyone was back to work and looking over everyone's blogs because I had to run to Omaha and when I got back in the afternoon I had over 30 messages waiting for me. Of course one was the rejection and four were spam but the rest were interesting little tidbits.

I also received the first part of my order from Apex Publications who, coincidentally, is still on their drive to earn $2500 by the 9th of this month. They are half-way there and they have some very good deals going right now. I am really enjoying the old issues of the Apex digest I ordered. I am thinking of completing the set now.

I am a little behind schedule to finish my 2012 story right now. We ended up spending a family weekend pulling down Christmas decorations from the house and as I mentioned earlier, I ran to Omaha yesterday. We are hosting a college student for a couple of days. It is my wife's cousin's oldest boy, Joe. He is a good kid, despite being a Nebraska Cornhusker. I believe my writing will suffer as he is actually a pretty good conversationalist and he doesn't take a nap like my boy. He is from Idaho and couldn't afford to go home for the holidays so he is staying with family until he can get back into the dorms.

I think I can get a couple of hundred words written before he wakes up, now that my hands are warmed up and the coffee is done brewing so until tomorrow. Happy Tuesday!

10 comments:

Rob Brooks said...

My brother-in-law lives across teh street from me and doesn't work till late in the day, so he often comes over to hang out with me and the boys. I don't get anything done. So I know what you'll be going through. Good luck getting a little writing in. Maybe your boy will wear him out and he will want to take a nap.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Actually, I just finished the first draft of the story and printed it out. I am glad I don't live in town. I would always be at the coffee shop (which is actually a gas station) and never get anything done.

Catherine J Gardner said...

The good thing about only putting up a few decorations: there's not many to take down.

Boo! to the rejection. I have 2 so far for 2009 and I'm convinced I'm never going to get another acceptance.

Aaron Polson said...

I've had two rejections as well. Such is life.

K.C. Shaw said...

It sounds like you're having a good time despite the rejection. Don't give up on the story yet! The next market may love it!

Natalie L. Sin said...

College is no time to stop napping. He'll learn that!

Barry Napier said...

Best of luck with the 2012 story. Mine is giving me a headache but I'm enjoying it.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- you WILL get acceptances, and they will be huge!

Aaron- I will let you know when I get my next one. I am sure it is coming.

K.C.- I hope they do because I am running, quickly, out of markets for this little niche story.

Nat- I could have gone for a nap this afternoon.

Barry- My 2012 story gave me small headaches until I figured out how to end it then I enjoyed it all over again. Now I can't wait to re-write/edit it at the end of the week.

Jameson T. Caine said...

I'm not much of a coffee drinker, so my wife never has to worry about me overstaying my welcome at the local coffee shop. However, we do have an English style pub very close to our home and once I get a laptop, I'll be down there every weekend enjoying a scotch egg and a Stella Artois.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jameson, I am so jealous I may move in with you. I already have a laptop.