Saturday Round Up
Posted by Casey on July 28, 2007
First off, the Monarchs won both home games last week. They’re slowly working their way back into the top position in the West.
The Thursday morning game was camp day where thousands of kids practice their screaming.
When I logged on this morning, a rejection was sitting in my Inbox. It was for the story I sent to a literary magazine. It took them 181 days to decide they didn’t want it. I think that’s probably about average for the more popular lit mags that get a lot of submissions.
As always, when I get a rejection, I take another look at the story. Sometimes I see a couple of things that need tweaking–I never believe a story is ever truly finished. “Finished” is more of a reflection of mood at any given time. This story has had three trips through various magazine slush piles with minor tweakings between trips.
This read through, I spotted something that was probably the fatal flaw of the piece. It was a matter of moving the opening paragraphs to another place in the story where they had more relevance to the story line.
So I went to the markets list, found the next place to send it, and sent it on its merry way.