Thursday, January 6, 2011

Two Acceptances in One Day

How likely are you to receive two acceptances for publication in one day? Highly unlikely, I should say, until the very thing happened yesterday. I checked one email account to find an acceptance from Writing on the Edge, and later, while fixing dinner, another email came in from Literary Mama, accepting a piece with the caveat that they want me to shorten it. I had sent out both pieces in December, and I hadn't marketed them much because they are both more suitable for targeted markets. Mind you, these two acceptances came after a yearlong drought. Goes to show that you have to persevere, and that the old adage "when it rains, it pours" is true. Needless to say, I'm buoyed by all this - perhaps this blog is good writing karma?

4 comments:

  1. My mantra has been "patience and perseverance' all through my writing life, and as you've shown us in your post, it does pay off. Not always easy to stay with being patient and continuing to submit, but I'm sure you're glad you did. Really, really neat to get two acceptances in one day.

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  2. Thanks, Nancy. You're absolutely right, the name of the game is perseverance!

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  3. What a great day! Congratulations Annette!

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  4. Thanks, Gillian, although I still don't understand why good fortune can't be spread out.

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