I get knocked down, but I get up again…

Every post should include a Chumbawumba reference, don’t you think?

Anyway, last week was rough—I got five rejection emails, including four in one day! That’s definitely a new record for me. But, to quote the aforementioned bards, you’re never gonna keep me down. I finished up a new short story this weekend and sent it right out, then gave two older pieces a little spit and polish and resubmitted them, too. I feel pretty good about all three, so let’s see what happens.

So close, and yet so far

My first bit of posted news is about (drumroll, please) a rejection. Boo! Oh well, them’s the breaks. A writer has to get used to them. This one came from a sci-fi anthology, a full eight months after I had submitted my story. Yes, that’s an excruciatingly long time, but the silver lining is that the story had made it to their final round of cuts. I’ve been getting a lot of close calls like this over the past few months, and they’re very frustrating—I know I’m right on the edge of breaking through, but I’m not quite there yet. But I’ll get there soon. So back out into the wilds you go, my dear story, and I’ll get cracking on some new works to follow you.

Well, here it is…

Long awaited by, well, no one, really, but it’s here anyway—Steve Stampone’s home on the web. Your number one source for information about my budding writing career, as well as fascinating facts about ants. I hope you enjoy it, and that I have worthwhile stuff to post!