March 30th, 2009

bruce willis

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It was a rather busy weekend. I didn't even tweet on Saturday. The State math contest was fun. The school fundraiser party was craaaaazy. Sunday was recovery. I barely wrote at all. Details later.

And now the week begins!
yeff southpark

the weekend that was

Hoo boy, that was a busy one.

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Alas, no writing happened this weekend. There were some spaces, but always a million tasks that hung over my head or a bunch of possible interruptions. I need to learn how to write in situations like this, which boils down to making it a priority and not feeling guilty about it. Still working on that part, I am.
yeff yahoo avatar

[writing] the end result on the "politely respond to a nice no" question

About a week ago, I posted an open question about if I should politely (and nicely) respond when I get a "nice no" on a submission, ie a "no" with a few feedback comments from the editor.

The general trend of responses was to *not* respond, as inbox management is a constant concern for all editors.

However, if the feedback was very very extensive then a "wow, thank you" email would be very appropriate.

Also, if the feedback led to a critical insight about the story that helped with a revision and an eventual sale, that would be a good occasion for a thank you note.

Finally, one might put a short "thanks for the good feedback on my previous submission" mention in the cover letter for the next submission.

My experience up to now has been that the only times I got detailed feedback they were part of a revision request associated with a sale. These recent cases, obviously, weren't quite like that. No dancing and cheering occurred. :-)

I didn't respond to everyone in the original LJ post, as it was a lot of posts, but thank you to everyone for their input! I greatly appreciate it.
yeff yahoo avatar

tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 07:07 Monday puzzles: Jumble = 1:27; NYT xword = 5:11 (some stalls) #
  • 07:07 it's Monday! That was quite a weekend... #
  • 21:29 more stuff #
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