Friday, August 14, 2009

Rejections and sort of new projects.

The space opera novella was submitted on Monday and today I got an e-mail that it'd been rejected. It’s okay. I know the story was a bit rushed and it needed expanding here or there. That’s one of the major problems I have with deadlines. It has to be done on that day, so even if I know there are problems I still turn it in and hope for the best. All in all, I’m rather proud of my first attempt at a space opera. I think it’s a good story with a good plot and good characters so I think I’m going to expand the areas that feel rushed and submit it elsewhere when it’s done. No rush this time, though. It takes what it takes.

But now that I accomplished my goal of completing and submitting a space opera on a deadline, I’m totally allowing myself to go back to comfortable territory. It’s back to Izzy’s world I go. I’ve been playing around with her sister’s story for awhile now (I actually started writing Nikki’s story before Izzy’s) and I can’t wait to finish it. It helps that the editor expressed interest in a possible sequel to Ink in the Blood. Gives me a bit of motivation. And since this is a novel length story, I could use all the motivation I can get.

Hope you all have a super weekend!


  1. I hope you find a home for your space opera because I'd love to read it!

    Plus, even though you got the 'R' at least you finished it. That's definitely an accomplishment!

    Happy writing!

  2. Thanks Rae! I definitely haven't given up on it. I'm working on the rewrite now. It might actually be a novel by the time I get through with it :)