February 21, 2014

Celebration of Achieving Failure

Last week, I e-mailed three poems to an on-line poetry magazine for their consideration, hoping they would publish one or all of them. This week, I got a rejection letter--actually, a rejection e-mail; it is the way of our digital world. And you may be thinking to yourself, "If this is a celebratory post, why are we talking about a rejection letter? Are you really celebrating getting turned down?"

Weekly meme hosted by VikLit
I can honestly reply, "Yes, I am." The battle wasn't in writing the poems, and it wasn't in being told "no." My battle was against a "Send" button. I showed up. I ventured; only time will reveal all that I have gained. Meanwhile, tomorrow we hit "Send" again. Just another day at the office.

2 comments:

  1. Rejection is part of the process. It happens to everyone. Good for you for hitting that send button. Keep persevering and you'll be accepted before you know it.

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  2. What a great celebration. Indeed we have to be brave enough to SEND! Good luck!

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