I got a rejection letter today that made me laugh. It said:
“It was well received here…Lots of fun, and I particularly liked the voice; however, utterly amoral. “
It’s the “however, utterly amoral” part that made me laugh. All in all, it’s a good encouraging rejection. I think the amoral part is what’s keeping magazines from accepting this one. I’ve sent it to several places that have said relatively the same thing (minus the amoral part). But it totally makes sense now that someone has pointed it out.
I still love this story, so I’ve sent it off again. But I think after a few more places, I might just post it as a free read. I think it’s fun. Even if it is amoral!
Also, my new hair stylist fixed my hair for me today. It is now much shorter than I usually have it and I feel like it’s a funny length, not quite short enough and not quite long enough. It’s that in between length that makes me feel conservative. She had to cut nearly 4 inches altogether to get it even. It’s a little bit past my shoulders. But the shorter hair is easier to manage, so it’s a trade-off. </font>