Last week, I received a rejection notice for my poetry. It was expected and I submitted before I really should have just to have submitted. It was the beginning of my 'submit something at least once a month' kick that only lasted a month. Rejections aren't so bad, I got a lot several years ago and I know my poetry is far from traffic stopping right now. What it did do was remind me that I need to work.
I've been slacking off in my writing lately. For instance, I don't have anything written to share with my writing group tonight... Last night was scheduled as my writing night and I had a couple good ideas, but by the time I got home, I was so tired and stressed that I watched TV and went to sleep early.
Earlier this week, I received a letter of acceptance for my short story. It's going to be published by Misanthrope Press in their anthology, "A Rustle of Dark Leaves." I don't get paid squat for it, but it's still a publication, and one that fits directly into what I write. Now I have more confidence and can start going for the markets that will pay something.
I have one more poetry submission out there. There are a couple deadlines coming up at the end of this week, but I don't think I'll be able to make them. I'm going to try to get back to submitting at least one thing a month and see how it goes.