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.


42 comments:

Wendy's Writing said...

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.

Teresa Ashby said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Annalisa Crawford said...

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 :-)

Linda G. said...

Three acceptances? Woo-hoo! Congrats, Patsy!

Chemist Ken said...

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

Fanny Barnes Thornton said...

Congratulations Patsy, and good advice.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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

Chrys Fey said...

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

Rosemary Gemmell said...

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

Lindsay said...

Well done. Hope the next three successes come soon.

samantha bacchus said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Thanks, Linda.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Thanks, Fanny.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Thanks, Chrys

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

That'd be jolly nice, Lindsay!

Patsy said...

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

Oscar said...

Three all at once? All right! Congrats!

L said...

Three acceptances! Good going.

Lynda R Young said...

Congrats on your three acceptances!

Candilynn Fite said...

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

charliebritten said...

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!

Patsy said...

Thanks, Oscar

Patsy said...

I thought so, Linda!

Patsy said...

Thanks, Lynda

Patsy said...

Thank you, Candilynn

Patsy said...

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.

Vikki said...

That's fantastic - well done!

Patsy said...

Thanks, Vikki.

susanjanejones said...

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.

Amanda said...

WOW - that's brilliant, Patsy - congratulations!

Patsy said...

Aaaw, thanks, Suzy.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Amanda.

TracyFells said...

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!

Jan Baynham said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Thanks, Jan.