Disappointed

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I know rejection is part of writing, and most days it doesn’t bother me much. Getting shortlisted is pretty flattering, albeit tantalizing, so when a story I had really high hopes for was rejected this weekend after being held for three months, I was disappointed.

I’m not depressed, or wallowing in self-loathing, or really anything serious. I just feel like I should be able to say out loud: Darn, thought I had it. I’m a little bummed.

So, back to it.

picture credit: Jonathan J Bohndus 

3 thoughts on “Disappointed

  1. I feel your pain. I was in exactly the same position myself. Still, being shortlisted is better than not being shortlisted. It’s still a positive thing in the end…

  2. Pingback: So What’s the Worst rejection you’ve ever had? | Becky DeVendra

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