A second rejection under my belt made me want to turn and run. The first fleeting thoughts out of my brain were, ‘that makes two now-my writing sucks’.
Within five minutes of feeling this way, I did what I always do and have always done in my life, decide to approach it offensively instead of defensively. I found three other places to send this piece of writing to, and sent it out.
It took a little research to find places that might accept this piece since I had written it specifically for the Fem-Fangs submission. It’s a strange little story about a female vampire in the time of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. She is involved with Galahad and it doesn’t have a HEA ending, but I really liked the idea of this story.
Of course it helps that I’ve always had a fascination with Arthur and the knights of the round table since I was a kid and saw a movie called the ‘Sword and the Stone’.
I know rejection is part of the overall world of writing. But, it would feel so much better to hear ‘Yes, we’re taking your story’ and my heart would skip a beat. 🙂