Friday, February 24, 2012

...You Lose Some

Just got a rejection in the mail from a story I'd submitted in November, 2011. :(

Looking at my tracking sheet, I only have one story out there with them now. I'd better submit another one!

Does anyone want to read the reject? I'll post it here if there's interest.

7 comments:

Marcy said...

I'd love to read it! Was there a reason given for the rejection?

Jess said...

So sorry your story came back. I have one I'm sitting on until I take your class. I wrote it after studying all your analyzing. LOL But still, no sense in wasting my effort with something that's obviously problematic. I was soooo excited about it, decided to sleep on it for a few days and then out of the blue, all these "problems" jumped out at me. :) Ab-so-lute-ly can not wait for your class. I belong to the yahoo group too but since I'm a newby at this WW writing, thought I'd keep my mouth shut until I have something to contribute.

Kate Willoughby said...

No. No reason given, as usual. It did come from Seattle, though. So Johnene saw it. I'll post the story. :)

Jess, isn't that weird how a little time can give you so much distance from your story? I'm glad you're taking the class. I can't wait for it to start!

shaffer said...

Did you post the rejected story, Kate? I'd love to see it. The one I mentioned that Pat Gaddis rejected recently was such a surprise, and she didn't say a word. It was about an Elvis Presley impersonator, and it was cute. Don't you sometimes think "They'll love this one"?

Kate Willoughby said...

I just put it up, Shaffer. I hope you like it. I did. LOL

Deb said...

I'd vote - Loved it!

Very cute. Sentimental home-coming, reunion, fix-up, all rolled into one. The only thing I can think of - if you had added one more line after John hiring her to make scones - "and he asked me out to dinner" - or some such thing, to insinutate the happy "love" ending.

Deb

Kate Willoughby said...

That would have worked, Deb. Ah well, water under the bridge. :)