Inspired by a list of 100 Best Ways to Becoming a Better Writer on thecopybot.com, I decided in July that I was going to follow Number 66: Rack up Rejections. I set off on a crazy adventure in which I submitted work to 30 literary magazines in 30 days. At the time, I was really just expecting to get some practice in the litmag scene and also start steeling myself to the idea that if I wanted to write, I’d have to come to terms with being rejected.
I have been racking up the rejections. They are trickling in slowly due to slow response times. This is kind of nice so that I don’t have to hear 30 No!s all at one time. But I haven’t been getting only negative responses, either.