So, about a month ago (give or take) I made a move I should have made long ago: my first foray into fictional writing in the world of print media. That’s right; I mailed off my short story, “Grounded” to the Fantasy magazine Realms of Fantasy, in an effort to get it published. And yesterday I received *drumroll* My First Rejection.
It was completely expected. My story fit their genre only by a stretch of the imagination, it was short, even for a short story, and it was a first attempt. I am not even slightly discouraged. To the contrary: I am a real writer now!
I will be sending this story next to OnSpec, the Canadian Sci-Fi and Fantasy magazine. I’ll let you know how that goes. And if this story gets rejected by everyone, you will see it published here 🙂
On a more positive note, my writing for Helium is still drawing comments from their channel stewards. I was especially excited when the Health and Wellness steward, who is an actual doctor, sent me a message complimenting an article I wrote to that channel. It is likely that it could be better, as I don’t spend too much time polishing my Helium peices, (quantity seems to matter more than quality on that site) but you can take a peek at the article here.
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