I nearly fell of my chair today when I received an email accepting three short stories. It has been a while between sales for me, and I've never sold three stories in one hit before - the drought has been broken!
I feel rewarded, encouraged and motivated. Oh, what a feeling!
What have I learned from playing this waiting game? Be persistent, keep writing and be patient. Sometimes it does seem like I'm putting the effort in and not seeing a result, but in the end the fact remains the more stories I submit the more chance I have of making a sale OR perhaps it was Jeff Hargett weaving his magic when he left his comment on my post Writing Blues:
"I'm sending clouds of creativity over there to rain ideas down upon you. May
their droplets of inspiration cling to you, their lightning electrify your prose
and their breeze bring brilliance to the next sell you're about to write."
Thank you to all my writing friends who lift my spirits, who encourage and who inspire me.