Friday, October 31, 2008

The hardest part ...

... is indeed rejection. I learned last night that "Love & Winter" is not one of the winning entries in The Writers of the Future Contest. I'd been trying, though, to prepare myself for that outcome during the last six weeks and am (very nearly) at peace with it. The Contest will continue to hold the story, in case the anthology has space for one or more non-winning finalists (who are still invited to the workshop in L.A., so this chapter is not entirely closed).

The sun is shining beautifully today, Halloween festivities are on for tonight, and I have countless other things for which to be thankful. And this story will see the light of day eventually, in the best possible place, for the ideal reader(s). All is well. Now, in the glorious turning of the seasons, I need to turn my attention to other works ...

2 comments:

Kahnee said...

Their loss. I look forward to seeing it in another publication.

von Darkmoor said...

Ah, Rob, to be so full of eloquently voiced regret . . . NOT! Congrats on reaching that high station, my friend.

Now enjoy the month of Thanksgiving and settle into yet another period of writing.

:)