But a nice one this time -- from Strange Horizons, saying good things, and yet; and the reason they rejected the story (it's my lizard story) is exactly the right reason. The big harking hole at the center of the story. Grr. Why can't I fix that big harking hole?
In other news: here's why Mamas have trouble being writers. Today is my writing day, the day when I have no classes until 5.30 p.m. Instead of writing at 7.00 a.m. this morning what was I doing? Cutting leaves out of brown and red construction paper and stapling them to the kid's shirt. B/c she is Fall in her group's weather display, that is why. And? Instead of prepping for this yesterday, she was RPGing with her buds.
Then I was packing her lunch, and making her breakfast, and running out to the car in my bare feet waving her retainer ("You forgot your retainer!" I was hollering, as she and Herr Dr. Delagar were driving away, how amusing for the neighbors.)
Don't I like being a mother.