Monday, July 26, 2010

Ah, validation...

Yes, I know that as writers, we write because we have to write. Because there's a story inside that needs to be told.

But inside, many of us...certainly me, are insecure creatures in need of validation and ego-stroking. So validation in the form of an email that reads "yes I would like to publish your story" or some variation thereof is always particularly welcome. I write because I want to write, but that doesn't mean I don't like to be told I'm good at it, from time to time!

Yesterday evening, I received such an email. I'm going to have a story in the House of Horror's Stitched Up Anthology. It's a tale of zombie-type creatures, and it's called White Christmas. I can't wait to see more of my work in print!

So funny how one acceptance can make a ton of rejections seem suddenly insigificant. There's a psychological term for that. I can't remember what it is though, because I'm in such a good mood!

5 comments:

Lee Hughes said...

Congrats on the acceptance!

Joleen said...

Thank you!

Charlie Juliet said...
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Charlie Juliet said...

Congratulations! Hope you have got a frame lined up for it :)

Joleen said...

Thanks! A frame is probably a good idea seeing as I always joke about wallpapering my study with rejection letters...