Good News, Bad News, and No News

Thought I’d give a brief update on what’s been happenin’ in my little corner of the writing world.

First, I did attend the Books Sandwiched In book discussion at the library yesterday. I enjoyed it. About a dozen ladies were present, and the leader did an excellent job as we talked about the book A Room with a View. The discussion wasn’t as literary as I had expected. I remember in college classes how we used to dissect and analyze a literary work. I loved it..  I thought that was what the book club would be like, but it was just more of a discussion. We delved into themes and symbolism a little, but it was pretty low-key. 

The next book up for discussion is a collection of European short stories. I can’t remember the name of it. I’ll probably read it and attend the club again. I feel I need to be a little more artsy and cultured in my reading materials.

The good news and the bad news are correlated. I got back rejections recently for both the romance and the mini-mystery I subbed to Woman’s World. Bad news, yes. But the good news is that both stories made it to Johnene Granger. the fiction editor in Seattle. The first editor (Pat Gaddis in South Carolina) either rejects the story on the spot or sends it on to Seattle. To make it to Seattle is quite an accomplishment and something for a writer to be proud of. In the past, I’ve even gotten handwritten notes of praise from Ms. Granger, although that has not happened recently. Still, I’m flattered to have gotten them. I’ve come so close, folks. So close. Sigh.

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About joyackley

I am a published writer living in sunny Florida. I share a home with my three spoiled cats. I am mother to two wonderful daughters, and I am grandmother to Sam, Jackson, and Elin.
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8 Responses to Good News, Bad News, and No News

  1. territiffany says:

    one of these days will be more than just close!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE YOUR WRITING. I ALSO LOVE THE CHOICES YOU MAKE IN YOUR TITLES. ONE DAY I WILL BE ABLE TO SAY, “i knew her when”.

  3. Shirley says:

    Some day your “in prints” will come. I’m sure of it.

  4. To have your work passed on to another editor is a huge accomplishment – good for you! The submission process is one of the most frustrating experiences…hang in there, it’s going to happen!

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