June 6, 2011

Good News

You know, this publishing game runs so hot and cold. Half the time, you believe you are the worst writer on the planet and all you get back from the wide world is the sound of crickets. But sometimes ~ ah, yes, sometimes ~ some intrepid person sends back news that they accept you, that they love you, that what you write isn’t utter and total crap.

The writing game part is different and almost totally separate from the publishing part. Though it has its own exquisite pleasures and tortures.

So, I have good news! In addition to finishing the novel rewrite, I was accepted to go to Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in August, and just today I received word that a short story of mine, “Dammed,” was accepted for publication by the lovely Lee Ann Roripaugh at the South Dakota Review. (If you don’t know Lee Ann’s poetry, you should definitely check it out!)

So, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my day, my week, my year!

Question of the Day: How do you feel when you get an acceptance?

PS  The New Yorker Fiction Issue!!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Congratulations!

Tamara said...

Sarah, thank you so much! I hope you're having lots of good luck as well. :-)

courtmerrigan said...

Congrats, Tamara. Let us know when it appears in the world.

courtmerrigan said...

Congrats, Tamara. Let us know when it appears in the world.

Tamara said...

Thank you so much, Court! I love the "when" ~ been trying not to think "if" :-P