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.

2 comments:

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 ...