Luckily, there's a secret book for writers with juicy bits of writerly advice. Caitlin Kiernan divulges a little bit of this super secret info on her blog today:
One thing it takes to be a working author, one thing that is absolutely requisite, is the ability to accept at least one grievous and unwarranted insult each and every day from a perfect stranger. There are no exceptions.(from pg. 15)
So I sold two stories the other day. I also recieved a rejection letter that partly dismissed the story in question because it might be considered intolerant toward gays. Get this: the story is about people fingering people who advocate intolerance toward gays. And Charlie Brown says "UGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!"
Here's a review of Fantasy Magazine #2 which contains a new story of hers.
Spent the day writing, revising, reading, editing, submitting, which is what a lot of my days have been like lately. I feel a little wobbly without a novel to work on, and slowly I feel the desire to want to get back into one thigh deep, which is good. Especially for my thighs.