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Hurts so good

Every once and a while you're going to get a black eyeToday, I picked up a rejection for one of the stories that I’m shopping around.

Correction.  I received another rejection.

As a writer, if you’re out there trying to get your work recognized, rejection is one of the things that you need to get used to.  There have been times when it’s been easier for me to give this advice than to follow it myself.  No matter how much you think you are ready for the rejection, it still stings a bit, especially when it comes in a form letter.

I’ve received a handful of these, so I was ready for this one.*  I’m not satisfied that I wasn’t able to find the right market/write well enough to get into this market/etc. but there are plenty of other fish in the sea, and I have no doubt that this isn’t as much of a setback, as an opportunity to become a better fisherman.

With that in mind searched my records for top markets that I thought that the story would work best in and sent it back out within 24 hours.

Next up – Rewrite another story doesn’t quite fit into any of the markets I’ve read so far.

Note: * – This is in no way reconciliation that I’ve figured it all out.  If you should see me at a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in San Diego, beating my head into my laptop please be nice.

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