My First Fiction Publication has been posted today as the weekend feature at Monkeybicycle. I endured 127 rejections of various stories before I received this acceptance from Guest Web Editor Casey Bye (and screamed myself silly).
Why didn’t I give up once I’d reached 50 or 100 rejections? I wish I could say it’s because I’m tough and driven and I know that my writing is worth putting out in the world, but those attributes are somewhat lacking in my psyche. The key for me has been the support, encouragement, and constructive criticism I’ve received during the almost three years I've been participating in the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA.
“Bunnies Bathing” might be a little intense for some people, but I’d be interested in everyone’s thoughts! The permanent link for the story is here.