Guys, I received a new bestest-rejection ever email! It was very exciting, because it came from an agent who usually doesn't formally send out rejections, but allows her unending silence do the rejecting for her. Anyway, the agent offered to read more of my work. But I'm having trouble deciding what to send her. After getting so many stories rejected by so many agents and editors, I'm starting to have self-esteem issues about all of my completed projects. But still, exciting!
So, most of my weekend has been devoted to rereading my general exam questions in preparation for my defense that will be taking place SOME time this week (I will not be more specific in case of some dreaded failure action. Not that it really matters. It's not like it's a driver's test that I can retake a few days later. Not that I had to retake my driver's test. I'm just saying, I didn't tell anyone when that test was going down either).
But let me tell you, eeeeeek to all the typos! They are all over the place. If I weren't reading my papers I'd wonder if I could read. Alas, the same is true for a lot of my fiction works too. While the first 20 pages or so are usually very polished, as the stories go on, there are more and more tiny typos since I look over those parts less often.
In other frightening news, it seems overall I may be having an easier time obtaining my Ph.D than getting a book published. What does that say about me? About the state of the publishing world? I don't really want to think about it.