Happy birthday to the terrific, the insightful, the wondrous place that is The Short Review. It’s a great site. It really is. It’s where I discovered Aimee Bender, and believe me, that’d be enough to make me love it on its own.
And this writing lark’s a funny thing at times. Yesterday (or was it the day before?) I got three rejections in a row. Splat, splat, splat in my inbox. Bit disappointing because they were all from Good Places, but they’d come back quickly, they were polite and they were helpful (one even had readers’ comments – brilliant). Still, you can’t help but feel a bit miffed with three in a row. And then I got an acceptance, from another Good Place; it was the sort of email that’d brighten up anyone’s day. The editor said she cheered when she got to the end because she liked it so much. It made me happy. Of course, I shall let you know when it’s up.
And that video of me reading might be up soon too. Watch this space.
And I’m still working on that story (the one I was working on yesterday). Wrestling words is hard work at times.