On Rejection…

Here is what I don’t post on this website:

I always have a stack of rejection letters that far outpaces the acceptances. And I know this is true of many writers – even successful ones. In some cases, the success is built on luck, and even less frequently, on talent. But for many, there’s a big ol’ stack of rejections they’ve built their collection of “Yes’s” upon. I fantasize about that moment where the stacks will be less lopsided.

And I think we need to say it. Because otherwise we only post the success, and create the imaginary, and contribute to the feeling of isolation we feel when we only see our peers’ happiness on social media. 

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Oh, and they’re shipping out the new Dramatist. I wrote a short thing in it.

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