So, the leaves are starting to turn and we are under a frost warning for the night. School is in full swing, and I have been busy with the usual activities that come with the start of the semester.
And I have also been swarmed with rejection slips.
I spent the start of September bemoaning the fact that I hadn’t heard much from editors over the summer. Well, they all must have heard me because I have been receiving rejection notes left and right.
Writers go through these stages, I know. They have a string of good luck and then they have a string of bad luck — at least that has been my experience. I just have to ride out this period of bad luck.
And what should I do with all these rejection slips?
I don’t keep my rejection slips. I never did. Back when I received more rejection slips in the mail, I recorded the rejection (to help keep my records straight), and then threw the slip away. Now, more rejections come via email. I record the rejection and then delete the note from my inbox.
I agree with January’s post. I don’t need reminders of rejections. Instead, I throw a dollar in my rejection jar. And then I eat chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. But I have been told that since it is dark chocolate, it’s okay.