In the past week, I picked up another five rejection letters from small presses/agents. It’s racked up my total rejections for IGMAN to 34. I thought I had a lot more rejections than that, but I was counting the MIA queries that haven’t been returned. I shouldn’t assume.
A thoughtful individual who has recently read my first few chapters told me to stop trying to pare down the writing so the most people will like it: she said if I continue doing so, it will destroy the story. It was a nice gesture, and I felt a little empowered to continue doing what I’m doing.
That being said, I am planning a weekend ghost investigation with a group of people I know. I’ll be going to Buffalo, NY, and hopefully get some experience with the dead. It’s only my second ghost hunting investigation, but this group is pretty professional, and I’ve experienced the phenomenon my whole life (screwy childhood home with a screwy history). I figure I’ll be fine. Fortunately, I’ll also be writing about it here. Possibly even writing about it on the ghost hunting website.
Some UF writers LARP. Others play Diablo 3. Still others go on ghost hunts. Whoo. I’m excited. Hopefully it’ll take my mind off the rejection letters and the daunting task of the fourth rewrite.
I hope everyone is doing well