Forty-two? FORTY TWO? Like the SECRET OF LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, and EVERYTHING?
And then eighty until he sold another one.
My original idea was to try to get published or awarded or something before I got out of college, and then after that I would give it up. But I've changed my times.
50. 50 is the number I will reach before I realize I don't have it. And here are the first three:
1) Rejection of "Hollow Girl" from Writers of the Future, Summer 2004
2) Rejection of "First Date" from Overture Awards, Fall 2006
3) Rejection of "First Date" from Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Fall 2006