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[Writing] Rejection #1

Buuusy day. The rest of that aside, though, I got my first rejection letter for one of my submissions. It was to the print magazine I'd sent in a printed manuscript by snail mail. Ah, well. This was to one of the biggest fantasy magazines out there, so I'm not wholly surprised it was rejected.

It was, at least, a personalized one rather than a form one! And though it may well have been simple politeness, the note did at least encourage me to submit the story other places. So, I'm taking that to heart and doing so.

A few of the writer-folks I know say that it's worth framing your first rejection note as a reminder to keep going. Hee. :)

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If you've got the right sort of mild megalomania, framing your first rejection note is also a way of being able to laugh at them later on, when you make it big, and say "See what you missed!"

I say "megalomania" because that's what it takes to assume you'll make it big. But then, maybe Harlan Ellison isn't the best role model :D
Harlan Ellison is god.