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Recent content by Lex Black

  1. Lex Black

    Thank you for discussing this today, @AgentPete.

    Thank you for discussing this today, @AgentPete.
  2. Lex Black

    I gave it two months. Back then, I thought it was...servicable, I guess, by my standards? Now I...

    I gave it two months. Back then, I thought it was...servicable, I guess, by my standards? Now I just hate it.
  3. Lex Black

    How do you mean, @AgentPete? I gave it no less than six rereading and editing passes before I...

    How do you mean, @AgentPete? I gave it no less than six rereading and editing passes before I started sending it out, if that's what you mean...
  4. Lex Black

    I just reread the short story I've been submitting for the past month, for the first time since...

    I just reread the short story I've been submitting for the past month, for the first time since completing and editing it. It's utter crap. No wonder it got two rejections in less than 24 hours. I'm considering throwing it on the heap at this point.
  5. Lex Black

    Thank you!

    Thank you!
  6. Lex Black

    So, apparently there was a #PitMad event yesterday I missed entirely. Anyone know when the next...

    So, apparently there was a #PitMad event yesterday I missed entirely. Anyone know when the next one will be? Better yet, anyone know where to find a comprehensive list of the various events going on?
  7. Lex Black

    I'm already ill, and I don't have the luxury of taking breaks. I appreciate your good will...

    I'm already ill, and I don't have the luxury of taking breaks. I appreciate your good will, though. :)
  8. Lex Black

    I don't have access to the Writing Groups, but thanks for the support. :)

    I don't have access to the Writing Groups, but thanks for the support. :)
  9. Lex Black

    None whatsoever, just generic "dear person: go away." I turned around and resubmitted that same...

    None whatsoever, just generic "dear person: go away." I turned around and resubmitted that same story late last night, and ANOTHER rejection was waiting WHEN I WOKE UP.
  10. Lex Black

    Yet another rejection, on a weekend for crying out loud. I've been saying that I keep submitting...

    Yet another rejection, on a weekend for crying out loud. I've been saying that I keep submitting to kill time until my heart gives out, but at this point I think it would be the shock of ever being accepted that would actually kill me.
  11. Lex Black

    I made the mistake of self-publishing a project almost twenty years ago, and after the misery of...

    I made the mistake of self-publishing a project almost twenty years ago, and after the misery of that experience I will never, ever touch self-publishing again as long as I live. I appreciate the good will, though. :)
  12. Lex Black

    I've done all that, and I can no longer access the writing rooms. Even when I could, it was the...

    I've done all that, and I can no longer access the writing rooms. Even when I could, it was the same damned story: get feedback, improve and polish, get more rejections.
  13. Lex Black

    @Steve C , I have done that as well, on both incarnations of Litopia. Numerous people here have...

    @Steve C , I have done that as well, on both incarnations of Litopia. Numerous people here have found varying levels of merit in it, but every publisher and agent on the planet disagrees, it seems.
  14. Lex Black

    I have done all of those things. Many times. Over decades. I'm starting to think what I thought...

    I have done all of those things. Many times. Over decades. I'm starting to think what I thought was the one story I felt was worth trying to share with the world isn't worth holding onto.
  15. Lex Black

    Just got yet another rejection, but this one really struck a blow. It's from an absolutely...

    Just got yet another rejection, but this one really struck a blow. It's from an absolutely lovely person of an agent, one I genuinely enjoy following on Twitter, who seems a really pleasant and admirable personality and a good fit for my material. At this point I'm considering abandoning this...
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