Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Let the Rejection Begin

I've officially submitted my first story! It feels like I should bust out the champagne, or maybe shop for a dartboard to affix the inevitable rejections that will start pouring in as a feature of this process.

Once my new laser printer gets here (today, if the UPS gods are smiling on me), I'll be able to send off to the old-school journals who are still insisted on receiving paper manuscripts with self-addressed stamped envelopes.

5 comments:

Toby said...

Awesome! Good luck.

erik said...

best of luck with it.

Lynette said...

I saved every rejection letter I ever rec'd, whether it was from a potential job or college I applied to. In retrospect, saving those (in a nice neat little file entitled "rejection") was a waste of time. I like the dart board approach.

Laura said...

Thanks, all.

There are actually places where you can only submit pieces that have been rejected a specified number of times, so it's possible that keeping in some contexts is useful. ; - )

Thaisa said...

That's wonderful. I applaud you.