Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Leading Edge

Okay, I lied. Actually, I just need to get my files back in order. I had another story out to The Leading Edge, that I just got the rejection for. The thing about this market, though, is they send back critiques with their rejections, and those are incredibly useful and helpful. This was also one of the nicest rejections I've ever gotten, and after eight years at this, that's saying something. I've had so many editors take the time to handwrite notes to me encouraging me to keep at my writing.

This letter was all handwritten - which has often been the case from Leading Edge - and very encouraging, almost apologetic for rejecting the story. So, needless to say, I'll be subbing to them again very soon. As soon as I get my submission to that agent together - this tail-end part of the novel editing process is killer. It just takes so much longer than it feels like it should. I need to go make sure the chapter breaks are right, and the chapter numbers, and then I need to prepare the submission package which requires doing a synopsis of the whole novel and then I need to get to the post office, etc. etc. I aim to have it out this week, but this'll be a hectic week, so realistically, it'll go out next week.

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