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March 19th, 2013

12:20 am
It's been a Day of Fail.

I got in the last bits of edits on the Janni story (unless and until I hear more from the folks who have it) and re-read Ghost Ship. I didn't outline it, but I re-read it. Yeah, it doesn't know what kind of story it wants to be and I'm almost afraid to ask. There's no dramatic tension, not really, it doesn't pop like it should, and neither the stowaway nor the ghosts actually take pride of place. The "problem" is also solved much too easily. I may have to excise the stowaway, even though I like her. I'll do that in a new doc, though. *sigh*

Two rejections in my inbox tonight. One flipped to the very last pro market on my list for it (not because it's a bad market, it just... hit last). The other--after rebooting my printer because it was being a butthead, editing the header after printing part of it out, realizing after I'd printed all 67 pages that I'd still neglected a space in the header and deciding not to print it again, because jeepers, and then printing out a cover letter that called a novelette a "short story" and, yes, reprinting that--is ready to wing its way to a snail mail market. I bet you can guess which one.

So much Fail in such a short space of time. Good Lord, I hope tomorrow is better.

12:00 pm
My tweets

  • Mon, 14:46: I didn't win the @99fiction competition...… http://t.co/pNjfZyoV5N
  • Mon, 17:57: RT @monsterhunter45: CNN. Where law abiding gun owners are responsible for mass shootings and rape victims are responsible for ruining r ...
  • Mon, 18:23: RT @MykeCole: New blog post - What PTSD is. http://t.co/ZGIN4XIwte
  • Mon, 21:51: Welp. Steampunk werewolf western did not place at #WritersOfTheFuture. Guess I send it to the next place. *sigh*
  • Mon, 22:45: Two rejections in one day. So that's awesome. I guess that means I've got stuff out there?
  • Mon, 23:10: One story flipped. The other's going to a snail mail market tomorrow. Guess I should gin up that sub packet. All 68 pages of it. Whee.
  • Mon, 23:30: And now my printer has decided to be a butthead. Awesome. Last time it went so well, too. *massive, heavy sigh*
  • Mon, 23:43: That moment when your printer stops being a butthead and you print the doc, only to remember that you haven't changed the header. *headdesk*
  • Mon, 23:44: Fortunately, I didn't print all SIXTY-SEVEN pages before I caught it and was able to cancel the print job.
  • Tue, 00:02: Oh, FFS. It is a novelette, not a short story, and I neglected a space in the header. #somuchheaddesking Am I printing it out again? NO.
  • Tue, 00:20: It's been a Day of Fail.… http://t.co/mVLtSfn30W
  • Tue, 11:13: Argh, I thought "Kittty Rocks the House" by Carrie Vaughn came out today. CALENDARS, HOW DO THEY WORK.