Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rejection 101

The past few weeks have consisted of writing and submitting. Sending my poems off. Branching them out. Letting them be. Waiting is the hardest part.

I have heard back from a couple so far. "Thank you for submitting but unfortunately.............." Standard issue response. *SIGH* So many emotions run through me. One can feel completely deflated. I know not everyone is going to send a green light my way. I have to keep trying. I have to keep pushing and one day one of the many publications out there will publish me. I welcome (not accept) the "rejection" letters because it's all a part of this dance. To fully accept them I would have to give up. I'm not there yet so it gives me something to look forward to. Speaking of which.....

I have another poetry reading in April. Deflated, I think not. I've been filled with hot air. *wink*