You would have earned thousands more dollars if not for a single typo. Should have hired an editor! Or, worse yet, maybe you did. D: That’s the most terrifying Halloween story, ever.
Is there anything better than a rejection letter with a typo?
“We chose someone we think better suites the position.”
Let’s play “Find the Typo!”
(This letter was for my friend; she had me read it to her because her hands were full. I read it quietly to myself at first, then when I read it aloud to her, I noticed the typo. She had interviewed for a clerical position. Many lulz were had.)
Good news–I got a position as an editorial assistant at Shadows Express! Do you have any lovely, short fiction you’d like to see published? Submit before 1 November!
I’ve been working on my novel since 27 October 2007. I once had 40k words, but now i have 650. Notice the lack of “k.” In just a few weeks, I’ll have worked on it for five years. I’ve decided that, since I seem to be taking my time with this, I ought to have a deadline. That deadline, friends, is 27 October 2014. If I can’t write a novel in seven years, how will I ever do anything? This is why I’m putting up the Goal Widget.
I don’t really have a super specific word count in mind, but I’m thinking 70k words is an elegant and full novel. I have a thing for sevens–at least with this story. It’s about the Seven Deadly Sins, but there are no Morgan Freemans or Brad Pitts. I apologize to everyone.
Started in 2007, on 27 October, it’ll take 7 years to get to 70k words. I feel like George Costanza.