Aeryn Rudel is a sometimes-editor, sometimes-RPG-designer, and writer of stories. In fact, he is an unstoppable story writing machine.
On his Rejectomancy blog, he talks about various writing topics, but what I find most interesting is his thorough documentation of the sheer quantity of short stories and flash fiction he writes, along with his submission, acceptance, and rejection numbers.
There’s plenty of advice out there about writing and submitting short stories to publications, but I haven’t found another person who is so thorough in documenting their own personal experience. He really embodies the idea that writers should embrace rejection as a natural part of the publishing process and build up a thick skin.
Earlier this month, he compiled some interesting information and advice to commemorate his 500th rejection, a feat that took him almost ten years of submissions.
Check it out over at Aeryn Rudel’s Rejectomancy.
2 thoughts on “From the Blogroll: Aeryn Rudel’s Rejectomancy”
I’ve actually stumbled across his site, and he doesn’t get enough credit. I love the post you shared, as it’s been a while since I’ve been to his blog, and I like the lessons learned. This is actually a great series you have going on here, and I’m honoured that I was once part of this too. Keep on keeping on, Sam!
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Aeryn’s productivity is amazing, and I appreciate him taking us along for the ride.