great post, inspiring really. on a day where i received a couple of rejections, one polite and one less so, this was encouraging
Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!
That’s very impressive. How long did it take you to construct that?
Too long, considering that it’s basically a zoomed out screencap of the excel spreadsheet that I use to track submissions.
Interesting way to keep track of your submissions. When did you start submitting stories? How many were published? Do you feel bad everytime a story is rejected or have you grown a thick skin?
I started keeping track from my very first submission, back on December 20th, 2003. I’ve published about 25. And, mostly, rejections don’t affect me, but I do feel bad sometimes when a story is a new one that I think is particularly good and the market is one where I’ve had success before.