Monday, February 15, 2010

And the jury returns

The Secret Agent is revealed.

The agent is the awesome and deeply respected Nathan Bransford.

Part of me wants to sing, part wants to sink in despair.

I sing because there were parts of my submission he "liked a lot". Some bits were confusing, true, but any small grains of praise from the likes of Mr. Bransford are precious. We likesss it, Precious. Yesss, we does.

On the dark side, I already queried this story and got a form rejection from the same Mr. Bransford last summer, so I wasn't holding out much hope.

Pessimism confirmed shortly afterwards when the winning entry is revealed. But the winner was good. It had me hooked for sure, so I don't feel too bad.

And I still have some great comments to work from, and a renewed sense of direction.


  1. The entry that won was my favorite, so I'm glad it won.

    Well hey, at least now you have a better idea of why the story got rejected. Praise and feedback are precious indeed. :)

  2. You bet!

    This writing lark is not for the easily-discouraged!


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