This is a great boost after a series of rejections. Even the story accepted today has been rejected three or four times but each time I refused to retire the story. I grabbed the editing pen and shook the story even more. I didn't want to give up with the story - I really enjoyed writing it too much.
I came across this quote via Twitter the other day and it has been swimming around in my head since:
"You send that work out... If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist. ~ Isaac Asimov"
At the moment, I am mulling over a first draft of a short story. I have pushed it to arm's length and have a page of 'new ideas' to add and also reminders to delete some scenes. Later this week I am going to print it off and hopefully look at it with a fresh, more critical eye.
At the moment it is hard to get a regular routine as I am in the middle of packing up the house and cleaning every surface. We are moving out of our current house next week, squatting in a family member's house for two weeks and then, hopefully getting the keys to our new house. I'm really looking forward to unpacking all of my books - they have been in boxes since November.