It came! I’ve been waiting and waiting and finally it came!
My first rejection.
Is it totally weird that I’m more excited that I got a rejection than an acceptance?
It is. I know it is.
But I sent the piece—a good piece, I promise; I wasn’t sending something crummy out with the sole aim of getting shut down—with this weird little hope that they’d say no. And they did. It gave me the chance to create a Rejections! file. I was really excited about it.
I think I wanted a first No Thank You out of the way before getting my hopes up on sending out other stuff. So now I guess that means I should gussy up another essay and see about getting it accepted someplace. Maybe someone will like it.
But if they don’t I’ve already got a home waiting for the rejection notice.