Friday, March 5, 2010
Today I received a rejection email that one of my stories wasn't chosen for a anthology. Ordinarily I would probably mope around the house in a foul mood or read and re-read my story, trying to figure out what went wrong. Instead, I am going to go against the ordinary and view the latest rejection as an opportunity. It is so easy to let rejection consume you, but I refuse to fall into that trap. If this sounds arrogant, I apologize, but I like my writing and it is pure entertainment to me. Hopefully others will find enjoyment in my writing as well. The story I wrote is decent and I will take another look now that I've had some time away, make any necessary revisions and submit it elsewhere. I'm also relieved that the wait is over. Waiting to hear whether a story has been accepted can take forever just like waiting for medical test results or the grueling three minutes after peeing on a stick to find out if your pregnant or not. Now I know and will move on.