And Ideomancer just bounced 'The Girl of Flesh':
The story was well-written and inventive, but the Pygmalion
parallels were a little too obvious for us.
Thanks for submitting, though, and please try us again.
Think George Bernard Shaw had these problems? How about Kishiro Yukito? How about goddamn LERNER AND LOEWE?!?!
Ah, never mind. So far all of my mounting number of rejections have at least seemed to like my prose, and send us some more, we just didn't like this particular story, buster. I interpret this to mean that I write okay, but I need to learn to tell a better story.
I admit, this is quite possibly true. I find it quite plausible that I write better prose than I compose plot, theme and character. Got it. So, let that be my goal in writing for the next few months: work on telling interesting and moving stories, don't endlessly play with line edits.
So who would like 'The Girl of Flesh'? Paradox? Alchemy? Submitting to the Black Hole lists 103 submissions to Alchemy, with one rewrite request, and 102 rejections. No sales. ^^;; But a least their TAT is short. Maybe I'll try them next.
|Left radical is 'person' (人), right radical is 'twisting creature'. How these bear on the character's current meaning is unclear. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Other person is like twisting creature.'|