Julie's Quest

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Julie Phillips - freelance writer - member of the Association of Freelance Writers - member of the Society of Authors

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Another rejection!

It came through my letter box this morning! From People's Friend Children's Corner (sulks) Mind you they do say no in such a lovely way! I still have 20 short stories out there - with more to follow next week.

Julie xx


Rob Innis said...

But - congratulations on the Writers Forum success, I will look out for it.

Jaye said...

Thanks for popping by - glad to see you're keeping busy - 20!!!
I'm just trying to do regular little things like the 'scenes' - as I'm thinking most of my time between now and Xmas will be Strictlyfied!

klahanie said...

Hi Julie,
Sorry to note you have had a rejection. I suppose it is a bit of a consolation that they said 'no' in such a lovely way.
I wish you well in your ongoing quests in the wonderful world of writing.
Thank you for your comments on my blog. Very much appreciated. 'Penny' sends her best wishes:-)
Kind regards, Gary

Fran Hill said...

I think my collection of rejection slips sometimes reads better than the material I'm submitting. It's a fascinating trawl of varied tones, moods and ways of saying no. Keep going! Sounds like there's plenty more potential for success ...

Olivia Ryan said...

Sorry to hear about the rejection, Julie. xx Have a big glass of wine and a bar of chocolate, and write another story ASAP. How lovely that you've still got 20 submissions out. They're the ones to be thinking about!

Julie P said...

Thanks, Rob. The first article on Writing courses will be in the Dec/Jan issue we think. I haven't heard back from the editor on the one I sent recently about intimidation so I'm crossing everything and touching wood! I hate the waiting! It makes me nervous.

Julie xx

Julie P said...

Hi, Jaye! I thought it was about time I came over to your excellent blog. Oh yes, I had forgotten - it's nearly strictly time isn't! Da da da da da da da da da da da da da daaaaaaar!

Julie xx

Julie P said...

Hi, Gary, and thanks for your support. That's the thing about blogland - I always know where I can come for a bit of TLC and to give it too where needed.

I dohope 'Penny' is keeping well!

Julie xx

Julie P said...

Ta, Fran, I love the many different ways magazines can say no! They are like Eskimos or Inuits - just as they have many words for snow, editors have many words for no!

Julie xx

Julie P said...

Thanks, Olivia.

I do love little Noah - he's sooooo sweet. I will indeed have some chocolate at the weekend but I'm not a drinker really (although sometimes I think I should be!!)

I am still writing while I'm waiting and still have a pile of rejected stories I have to get round to re-editing and send out again. It never stops! But I wouldn't want it any other way.

Have a great weekend

Julie xx

Suzanne Jones said...

Hugs, Julie. But 20 still out there is very impressive - will keep fingers crossed for them.