mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
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Proposal rejection

Had a proposal rejected today for a project for which I had high hopes. It's somewhat discouraging -- no, actually, it's very discouraging. Despite the fact that I do keep selling and publishing short stories, something like this makes me wonder if trying to write another novel (the first one I completed never sold) is the right thing to do. And then I get into the whole spiral of looking at the current project and wondering if it's good enough, which makes it harder to write, and then I fall behind, which makes me discouraged again, etc. etc. etc.

Well, 1250 words done yesterday, and I'm already halfway to today's quota, so...
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