Submissions and rejections

So I have a problem.  I never think any of my stuff is good enough to send out.  I know some of it is fairly decent but it never seems quite good enough.

It isn’t a fear of rejection. I am actually one of those people who gets insanely excited over rejection letters.  Partly because it takes me so long to work up the courage to send something out and partly because I think it is great that someone actually looked at something I wrote, even if they don’t like it.

If the editor commented on it that’s even better!  I carry the letter around and show it to friends, who look at me funny.  They don’t get it, but that’s okay too.

However, this week I sent off two poems.  Today I got an emailed response to let me know they received it.  It wasn’t exactly as exciting as a rejection letter but it still felt pretty good.

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