Still on a high with my published stories I had a reality check last night. Had an emailed rejection notice last night for a horror short story, as with any rejection it hit the wind out of my sails somewhat.
But then this morning I dusted myself off and submitted the rejected story here – http://horrorforgood.blogspot.com/p/guidelines.html – just got inside the wire as the submission close on December 15th.
Then I had another email from Wicked East Press telling me the Old West set horror I’d submitted to them had been short-listed, now I know this isn’t any guarantee to it being published, but still it’s not a rejection.
So one rejection, a new submission and a short-list notification all within 12 hours. This writing lark is certainly swings and roundabouts!