Friday, August 27, 2010

Acceptance, yay!

That's right folks, I seem to be on a roll at the moment.

Or, it could be the fact that I'm actually constantly and consistently sending out my pieces. Like the lotto, if you're not in, you can't win. For years I wrote and left stories sitting on my laptop, submitting them nowhere. I didn't particularly improve as a writer by doing this, and it certainly did nothing to help my confidence as one. A handful of acceptances this Summer and I'm spending a lot of time grinning like a maniac. Which is because I look crazy when I'm happy, not because I'm a maniac. Honest.

So to return to the point - I got another piece accepted. My story Cat Food, about a hungry cat that turns on the family that owns it, will appear in Fearology 2: Beware all Animals Great and Small. 

I'm really looking forward to getting my own copy as it sounds like a great book. I'm a pet lover and an animal lover - but I find it's best to accept that most animals would eat you if it came to it. Cats, in particular. What's the point in self-delusion?  Heehee.


Lee Hughes said...


Charlie Juliet said...

You are most definitely on a roll. Well done! Maybe I should pull my finger out and finish off my course ;)

Joleen said...

Thank you, Lee!

And cheers, Charlie - yes, you should definitely finish your course! Set that creativity free and all that...

Charlie In The Box said...

Hey Joleen, thank for your kind words regarding the loss of my dog. Still in shock over this one.

Anyway, congrats on your acceptance on your story to be included in the Fearology Anthology. mine, unfortunately didn't make the cut. I'll be talking to ya, my fellow writer, and published Author.

Joleen said...

Hi Charlie,

I really was saddened to hear about your dog. It must be very difficult for you and your family. My dogs both got extra attention last night!

Thanks for the congrats and best of luck placing your story elsewhere! I am only too well aware of how disheartening a rejection can be, I got several of them this week too, but I find the best thing to do is just send it out again.

Michael Hodges said...

Joleen -

Congratulations on the acceptance.

I thought I would pop in and say hello. I also had a story accepted in Fearology 2, and it's great to meet another author in this anthology.

You're site is fun to read. Nice work.

Have a good one.


Joleen said...

Thanks, Michael!