Rejection is surely coming, but each day I wait I keep thinking no news is good news. I do a little happy dance because I’m still in the running. Yes, I’m keeping positive and I’m not sure why.
Oh, I know. My story is probably sitting in the slush pile all the while the acquisition editor or their assistant is pushing it aside and looking at a title that is slightly more catchy title than mine. Or I have one advocate that is battling with the rest to have it included in the upcoming anthology. Maybe, they want to look at some more, because something better might come along.
This is one of those times when I live up to my name — emaginette. I’m imagining every possibility. Running through so many scenarios that I’m making myself laugh, pushing the thoughts away, and working on another story.
So every morning I’m feeling pretty good after checking my email. But I doubt I’ll get three acceptances that would be too much. So I keep expecting my rejections. Much more realistic. I’m so grounded right now I even wonder if it will bother me.
And one came not long after drafting this post. I expected to hurt a bit more than I do. This rejection came from Tor.com. I went for the brass ring with this one and I think that’s why I still fee pretty good about things. All they said was:
Thank you so much for submitting to Tor.com. Unfortunately, “Minor Error” is not quite right for us. I wish you the best of luck placing it elsewhere.
Sweet and to the point, I wish all my rejections were like this. I hope you’ve had a good month too. 🙂