This evening, self decides to re-visit some of the literary journals who’ve solicited and published her work.
There is a reason why, on this blog, self begins to list her publications only starting from 2007: that was the year when she began getting published again.
Yes indeed, dear blog readers: Just because one has two books under one’s belt is no guarantee of your survival as a writer. And for a period of several years, self received not one single acceptance.
But she hung on. For which, thank God.
In the meantime, while she was suffering through the acute discomfort of many-years-not-getting-published, she started a blog. This blog. She was writing, but purely for entertainment. Slowly, editors began to write her, leaving comments on the blog.
And that’s how she came to be published in White Whale Review. One of the editors contacted her. Her story, “Dumaguete,” appeared in Issue 1.2
It’s been a while since she dropped by; she decides to visit this evening, and finds out, Holy Cow, they’re now on Issue 6.2.
So they did not fold.
It’s almost a miracle.