Well, it was bound to happen. After 141 days with Analog, my story Button Pusher was finally rejected today. I have to admit, I was actually a little surprised in the end. At 141 days I’d begun to think that maybe this was the one that was going to make it. I have a post scheduled to go live this afternoon pointing to an article about when to call it quits at writing, and when to keep trying (and how).
I’m not bitter, I’m not giving up, I’m still doing, but yes, of course this is disappointing. And yes, I’ve already brushed it up and sent it out again.