And I haven't even had breakfast or checked my horoscope, which must be good, right?
A really great, productive, useful writers group meeting last night. A wonderful response from the author Piper J Daniels to my nonfiction flash-in-progress "I Saw the Devil" arrived in my email yesterday afternoon. (She's also bipolar one, I love her writing, and this critique came about because I ordered her book LADIES LAZARUS from her website and she didn't get the order and offered to do something for me to make up for the lateness of the book.) I loved her encouraging words about the piece, but also loved the Leps' strong critique and specific suggestions for change. (And I got some ideas for them for reorganizing the Top Ten Things, which is a great relief and had me up at 4:30 in the morning drafting a revision.)
The acceptances: one I can't mention until January, but I'm really pleased about it. The other is for "Charcot's Monkey" from SONORA REVIEW, an annual print journal I've been trying to get into for years. So excited to have another LUNATICS' BALL flash placed so well. I thought it had gotten a lot of rejections, but it's had exactly four, from really good places.
This offsets the gazillionth rejection from SMOKELONG QUARTERLY that I got yesterday. It seems to be my year for nonfiction flash.