Sometimes I wonder if rejection is a synonym for writing. Maybe a close cousin? A bastard child of writing? I just know they seem to appear in the same sentence lately. I also think anyone who writes for any length of time and submits becomes very intimate with the word…rejection.
Today I received a rejection. There’s nothing new in that. Believe me I’ve received numerous rejections in and out of writing. This one though beat my record. I sent a completed, requested manuscript for review late on Sunday, and received a rejection when I got up this morning. That’s a 1 1/2 day turnaround. I’ve never gotten one that fast. I can thank the internet for that. It’s an amazing technological tool, and the speed of communication is amazing because of it. The down side…those rejections can boomerang right back at you in record time. 🙂
But am I going to stop submitting? No. This is just another bump in my road. The destination at the end of this road is far too important to let a little ol’ bump get in my way.