IMG_5642This didn’t come without warning, and yet, strangely, I am wearing this denial like a badge of honor. I submitted a piece of flash fiction for the first time, and got my first denial, all in the matter of a month.

I knew I was denied before I even opened the email. It came back too soon after being submitted. But even knowing, I got all jittery and excited. I know, sounds weird. Excited to open a denial letter. I am a part time writer and full time everything else, so getting to the point where I actually submitted work felt like I accomplished something – and receiving my first denial letter feels like an accomplishment as well.

I feel like I’ve just joined the club 🙂

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We read to learn, to feel, to laugh, to understand others. We write to teach, express, communicate, to inspire others. I created Invisible Ink as an outlet of sorts, an area where I can organize the chaos; a place where hopefully I can be true to myself, and my readers. Writing is personal, it takes a brave and dedicated soul to formulate a piece and then share it with the world. That being said, I get just as much out of reading other's work as I do sharing mine ( I am always open to manuscript review swaps, just send me a message). Words read off a page evoke emotions. When taken out of context, or through an out of focus lens - anyone can mold the words, shifting their meaning to fit their agenda or distorted outlook. Staying true to form and myself, I won't censor my content, but I will censor my audience. Whatever lens you happen to be reading this through - I hope you enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Denial

  1. Congratulations! Your first rejection. That is a real milestone in a writer’s career. I understand completely. Frame it. Might be fun to keep it around for a while.

    1. I thought the same thing! I initially trashed it- then printed it out. I’ll frame it once I actually succeed in getting published. Then it will be a bit more savory

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