Wednesday, 2 April 2014

It was a good try

I was super organised and wrote a post for this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group yesterday morning. Excellent it was, full of heart wrenching angst, worry and insecurity about my long spell without an acceptance. You'd have cried.

Then I got three acceptances. Yes three and yes, I do know what the date was yesterday, but they were sent after midday and are definitely the real thing. I'm now exceedingly bucked up and chipper (no doubt annoyingly so). Posting the whinge just doesn't seem right.

Now I know not everyone will have had such good news and I feel for you if that's the case. I know how rotten it feels. It's temporary though. You'll write other things, send them other places and get a better response. Keep trying - it'll happen.

Oh and the original post? I'm keeping hold of it as I expect it'll be appropriate some other time.


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  1. I am not talking to you now because of one of your acceptances... Oh yes, you know the one! Seriously though, that's great as its rotten when you get a bad spell.

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    1. Yes, I know the one. Feel free to thoroughly gloat over your next PF hit - I've never placed anything there.

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  2. Hooray for the acceptances, Patsy! What a great start to the month x

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    1. An excellent start, Teresa! It's given me the enthusiasm to write some more.

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  3. Congratulations! I've found, sometimes, an IWSG whinge has lead to positive news a couple of days later - there's something magical about this group :-)

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    1. I quite often find that when I come to do a moaning post that things aren't really that bad at all, Annalisa.

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  4. Three acceptances? Woo-hoo! Congrats, Patsy!

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  5. Hey, it's good news like this that helps diminish the insecurities of the rest of us IWSG members. Good work!

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    1. I think it can help to hear other people's good news, Ken. It reminds us such a thing is possible.

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  6. That's a great way to preempt a discouraging IWSG post! Congratulations, Patsy.

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    1. It's a good trick if you can do it, Alex.

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  7. Three acceptances? Wow! Congratulations!!!!! :D

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  8. They say things come in threes... well done, Patsy

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    1. Three has special significance for me and Gary, Rosemary - that's why there are three diamonds in my engagement ring.

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  9. Well done. Hope the next three successes come soon.

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  10. Great news Patsy, that's good going on April Fools day :)

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    1. Yeah, it could have been soooo much worse, Samantha.

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  11. Three all at once? All right! Congrats!

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  12. THREE???? Wow. All I can say is, CONGRATS :D

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  13. Well done, Patsy! You must feel very chuffed indeed. Hope you didn't spend a lot of time and use a lot of stamps subbing them all, though!

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    1. All subbed by e-mail, Charlie. It does take a while to sub stuff though - I didn't think it did until I decided to get organised and send my subs in regular batches.The time to check each piece complies with the appropriate guidelines, make any required changes, such as single quotes for dialogue and do a final read through for typos all adds up.

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  14. I don't normally say this, but omg... 3 in one day... Fab, and fab and fab again, and hope the rule of three happens every 3 weeks. So pleased for you.

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  15. WOW - that's brilliant, Patsy - congratulations!

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  16. I'd heard about one of your acceptances from Wendy Clarke, but WELL DONE x3, Patsy, for all of them! Sometimes they all come at once, don't they? Which is a shame because if they spread out a little then you could spread out the celebrating too!

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    1. I don't mind how they come, as long as they come, Tracy!

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  17. Fantastic news, Patsy - well deserved! :-) So pleased for you.

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