Friday, June 26, 2015

Freebies and maybes

I have been generously blessed with the ability to write and touch others with my words. I received another acceptance from Sasee Magazine.

My Charming Friends will be published in the August issue. This particular essay holds special meaning to me. It is a salute to my writing pals.

Click here  to learn more about freelance writing. This is Linda Formichelli's site. You will find lots of good information on The Renegade Writer. The above link is for beginning writers, but she offers so much more. Here's another link that you will find helpful. Click here  to receive a free query packet from her. Sign up for her free newsletter. I promise you will not be disappointed. Share this information with your friends.

When I was a novice writer and not familiar with all the terms and conditions, I cringed when I saw a tri-folded envelope addressed to me in my own handwriting. Rejections hurt. I used to keep rejections in a file and move on to write the next piece. Then I got smarter. I would send that piece someplace else. I still spend a lot of time searching for markets, but that's part of the job.

The other day I received a rejection on a story I thought for sure would be accepted. The editor liked it and asked if they could hold it for their next book. If I chose not to, I was to let them know.
I chose to leave it with them for the time being.

Here's a tip if this happens to you, don't just sit and wait. Submit it elsewhere. If it gets picked up, then notify the first editor. That's what I did.






 

11 comments:

Sioux said...

Linda--Congratulations. I guess you're starting off your retirement with a bang!

Bookie said...

Yes, persistence is a key word! Good for you on another acceptance. Let us know when it will be printed. Have a good weekend.

noexcuses said...

Congratulations, Linda! I can't wait to read it! And thank you for always offering encouragement for the rest of us!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Linda,

Congrats on the acceptance!

I get the Renegade Writer in my email inbox. :)

Good advice about sending out multiple submissions. Some editors frown on the practice, so it's important to read those guidelines.

Have a great weekend!

K9friend said...

Congrats, Linda! Yes, being persistent is important. I need to adopt a little more discipline, too. Between computer woes and other things happening in my life, writing isn't in the back seat, it's gotten locked in the trunk.

Pat
Critter Alley

Cathy C. Hall said...

Congrats, Linda! And yes, looking for markets is part of the business but it helps when writer friends send along tips! :-)

Susan said...

Good advice, Linda. You are very diligent and a good writer and that's a perfect combination! Congratulations on your latest acceptance. Susan

Tammy said...

Congratulations and thanks for the links! Now that retirement is here, I imagine those acceptances will be rolling in daily!

Daisy said...

Congratulations on another acceptance with Sasee Magazine! That's great news!

Susan Sundwall said...

Sasee is one lucky mag to get your work, Linda! Thanks for the links and tips, too.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the links. Heading over there to see what it's all about!