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BoldWriter
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I thought I'd share with everyone that got my first rejection today from a semi-pro 'zine. I'm more excited about it than disappointed. If nothing else, it's at least a confimation that I am officially trying. I'm sure it will be at the bottom of a pretty tall stack by this time next year, but we all have to start somewhere.

Feel free to share your rejections and feelings, too, if you like.

Good writing!

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rabirch
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Congratulations!

That first rejection is something to celebrate. We all have them, and you're right, it means you're on the path.

May you have many more! (And sales, too, of course. [Big Grin] )

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wise
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Keep it up, BoldWriter! I have two rejections, and I felt the same way you did - they reflect the fact that I at least tried. Of course, I submitted the story without really vetting it, so now I need to rework it before I feel confident again. But...I'm trying!
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It's bound to happen. I lost count along the way, but I must have well over a thousand rejections by now.

They say rejections are the paving stones on the path to eventual acceptance---but don't go by me.

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