This 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 🙂