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Saturday, March 24, 2007

"Gates of Bliss" Rejected

Well, I knew when I set out to make writing my career that rejection is part of the game, but it doesn't make it less disappointing. DKA rejected the re-write of The Gates of Bliss today.

I don't often write short stories because they need to strike me or else they aren't worth my time and effort. I spend the vast majority of my creative endeavors on my novels because therein is my passion.

However, it wouldn't be right for me to never submit another short story; it is a bridge I want to cross! Therefore, once I think of a clever one, I'll send it out . . . after all, I am nothing if I give up this easily!


Cody said...

Sorry about that Scott. I still would like to read it. Neil and James seemed to like it plenty.

Erastes Christianou said...

Yes, unfortunately, rejection is part of the game. But God can still use rejection. If you're familiar with Bryan Davis's story at all, you'll know that Raising Dragons from DIOM received about 200 rejections notices before it was ever published, and there was a reason for those rejections.

Have faith, my friend - it's something I'm learning as well in my own writing.


"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.