Tag Archives: rejection


A while back I did an interview for Diabolical Plots. One of the questions was: If you could give just one piece of advice to aspiring authors, what would it be? And I replied with: Learn to handle rejection. Unless you are some kind of a genetic abnormality with an absurd talent for writing (in […]

The Query Trigger

So I have a couple stories that have been ‘under consideration’ for close to a year by some respectable magazines that generally respond much sooner. Now the responsible thing for me to do is to query them and find out if the submission or the reply was lost in the ether. But I won’t do […]

The Writing Life

I have really been enjoying writing full-time from home(supported by some part-time gambling) but it has some drawbacks. This is a bit of a ramble, but bear with me. When I had the dayjob, I was a busy guy — between work and family obligations I was fighting for writing time. Days might pass without […]