Well, what should I post first? The good news or the bad news?
Okay, good news wins. My flash fiction piece “Savages” was accepted at Panoplyzine.
The piece is an excerpt from a longer work, either a novella or a novel (depending on when and how and at what point I lose my steam) titled “Swimming Across Lake Erie.”
And now, of course, the bad news: Calamaro doesn’t want the poems I submitted but they did spell my name correctly in the rejection letter, so big kudos to them (it seems most people want to call me Cynthia or Cinthia Richie or, worse still the double whammy, Cynthia Richie).
And just to keep things interesting, I submitted to two contests this weekend. One I don’t have a chance in hell. The other, I have the smallest and slightest chance in hell. It keeps things interesting,no? Plus gives me a reason to check my email each morning, you know, that sick fascination of seeing an email from an editor and sitting and sitting there, unsure if I should open it right away and ruin my morning with more rejection or save it for afternoon, when half of the day is gone and there’s less to ruin.
But forget about rejection. I must share this beautiful post from Maureen O’Leary’s blog. You remember Maureen, right? She wrote the YA novel How to Be Manly, which I loved (loved!) and reviewed here.
Anyway, Maureen wrote a wonderful post “I am Not Proud of You” on how pride is the opposite of shame. Read it if you have a chance, okay? It’s well worth the time.
Cheers and happy writing and reading, everyone.