Not a lot of work on the new book I’m afraid, mainly I’ve been too preoccupied with work on the boat. However I have been keeping my writing hand in. I think I’ve had an op-ed piece rejected by an online paper.
Now, you might be thinking ‘think it’s been rejected?’, either it has or it hasn’t. Normally I’d agree, but I had a quick response to the submission, in the form of a question about what I’d written. In fact, it pretty much indicated to me that the submissions editor didn’t ‘get it’. Well that’s fine, but I’d rather have a ‘sorry but I think your central premiss was rubbish’ than a question then no response to my answer. That’s why I say I think the piece has been rejected.
No news on the article that was accepted by Latitudes and Attitudes magazine. This week I might drop the editor an email and see if they have any idea of a publication date, the money would come in rather handy about now.
I’ve been toying with the idea of ‘sounding off a bit’ on this blog. Well why not, I have to admit to holding some opinions and anyway everybody else seems to get on their soapbox on theirs! I would ask your opinions because I know you’re out there. It seems I have a small but regular group of readers spread thinly virtually all round the world, even if nobody feels sufficiently moved to comment.