|My first rejection letter, center-left|
I was so excited to make it as a runner-up in the Wilde's Fire Query Contest. It was a lot of firsts for me. First query letter, first 500 words to an actual editor/publisher. Runner-up and a three-chapter request!
That was the euphoria part.
And then my first rejection letter. You can read more about this next Wednesday when I write my post for the Insecure Writers Support Group.
That was the rejection part.
I printed the letter and hung it on my corkboard, like those people who display the first dollar they ever made. A milestone of sorts. I considered writing "rejected" in red marker across it, but I don't want to look at that every day.
Seriously, though. It was a great experience and wonderful opportunity. The participants and hostesses, Sharon Bayliss and Krystal Wade were so helpful and kind.
Even my rejection was kind!
And yes, I did pin the letter to my corkboard, because now that I've been rejected, I'm a real writer. I put myself out there, experienced the glow of approval and the despair of rejection. Yep! Real Writer!
So my first rejection letter is proudly displayed.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP!
Thank you everyone!
When did you become a real writer?