I’ve had a bit of success with getting a few things published. However, it seems like every time I open my email I’m looking at more rejections. I know they are a part of writing. I know it usually isn’t the style and quality of writing but some days it is hard to take.
I’ve let the pile of rejections (if emails can be a pile) accumulate in my email account. This weekend I spent a bit of time noting it in all the places I track the rejections. I checked off the poems and short stories that were rejected. It was almost cleansing to finally get rid of all the crap in my emails. I spent almost two hours cleaning up emails and dealing with the rejections.
The rejection is hard but I’m trying to look at it as an opportunity. I have several dozen prospective publications where I can submit my work sitting on my desk. I just need to get through the stack. These rejections allow me to send those items back out into the world and see if someone else is interested in them. This is really not a rejection per se but an opportunity to place them somewhere else.