Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Translations, Rejections and Spam

A series of rejections all arriving within a week have proven disheartening. I've found every year that August is very quiet for responses. Then everyone returns from holiday and sends their replies at once. Unfortunately this time I got lots of rejections. They were mostly from pro markets though and I'm now determined to continue aiming high even if it takes longer to find a home for my new stories.

On the bright side I have a new translation of The Gondolier, this time in Afrikaans - its 32nd language. I've already found a possible market for it.

My blog is being targetted by spammers at the moment. I'm suddenly getting a dozen spam comments a day. I don't know what I've done to deserve this unwarranted attention. It does mean that new comments may not appear immediately as I'll have to moderate all comments now.


Neil said...

Hang in there Gareth.

For what it's worth, I think you're doing the right thing in targeting pro-markets first.

Simon Kewin said...

Yeah, hang in there and aim high, definitely. As for the spam : it is a pain but it's also a vindication in a way. Your blog has become popular enough to be noticed ...