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Friday, February 17, 2012

McFearless Happy Meal


I think I need a meal made of McFearless. Okay, so maybe not a whole McFearless meal, maybe McFearless Lite ™ or McFearless Kids Meal ™. It's been a long time since I've submitted any of my work to anything really. Magazines, anthologies, E-zines, podcasts...in fact it's been a couple of years now. I've lost a little of my full belly of McFearless, as with anything eating a lot of McFoodstuffs can get old real quick. Especially when you eat that meal only to survive  rejections.

Yeah, I know rejections are a huge part of any writing-to-publication journey. And honestly, I haven't even received that many. And out of the few I have received, only a couple were form rejections, where as the others were all personalized and in hindsight, rather encouraging. I could excuse my reluctance to submit due to the fact that I prefer writing novels over short stories, so the road is longer and that much more difficult. And yeah, short stories are definitely not my forte. But I think I need to stop dining on Extra Cheesy Macaroni and Excuses ®, and It's Not Ready Microwavable Stuffing ®, or even Cup O' Everything I Write Sucks ®.

So, yes I should submit, even if the magazine/e-zine/anthology is using the newly patented Reject-o-Rama 2000 and are handing out rejections like bratwurst at Oktoberfest. If I'm a good monkey, I'll write a short story a week and submit at the end of a couple months.

So, it's time to buck up and chow down on my newest McFearless meal.

Today's topic inspired by Kings of Leon's "McFearless."

4 Comments:

At February 18, 2012 at 5:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can do it!

 
At February 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a person who gets rejected fairly often, I can tell you that it DOES get easier. Yes, it sometimes sucks, but the more I get rejected for things, the more easily it rolls off my back. The hard part is remembering that someday you WILL be the right fit, especially if your M.O., like mine, is to assume you've been rejected until/unless you hear otherwise.

-Stacy

 
At February 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM , Blogger B.C. Matthews said...

@ Stacy

Yeah, being a part of the Rejectinator is tough, but the thing I've had the hardest time lately is taking honest critique. It's hit me hard, even though there is the good with the bad. I'd take nameless form rejections over a good, rough critique any day...

 
At March 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Carmen said...

I find hitting my chest with my fists and letting out a hearty war-cry before performing a scary task quite liberating.

 

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