Rag-a-Bag has been at Andromeda Spaceways for longer than the three months they asked for. I did have high hopes, but I just received the best-est rejection email ever from Robbie Matthews. Robbie said that they liked it, but just hadn't been able to find a place for it. Fair cop. They didn't want to keep holding onto it and so they "have to very reluctantly let this one go." Excellent rejection letter, and I sent an email thanking Robbie for it.
So now it's off to Abyss and Apex who have also been very excellent to me. After all, I drank their hooch at World Fantasy.
When people ask me where I'm at being a writer, I tell them that I now collect the nicest rejection letters.
Also, today has been spent rereading Sean and the Moon. There's been some nit-picky edits, but I'm pretty please with it so far. I've been going through my loose note pages to make sure all the ideas have made it in. I need to retype the sex scene and make it more like some notes on scrap paper I have, and then work it to a finish. There's very little tension in the story. Most of it so far is between Zeke (aka Sean) and his Dad and the confusion Zeke has as he figures out "the little red hair girl" Cynthia is also the Moon. I'm not sure that's enough, and it feels vignette-y, but we'll see what happens. Right now I feel very rusty.