Sunday, May 9, 2010


I just got my first rejection email for a story. I know, I know... it happens to everyone, you'll get over it, etc., etc. And I *know* this stuff. I've said this stuff. But holy shit, it hurts when it really happens.

At first, I read the very constructive criticism and I took it very, very well. "Yes," I thought, "they're right! I can fix that!" Then, quickly, I slid down the rabbit hole into a dark, crying place where I vowed never to write again.

This is one of those moments when you think, "Later, I'll laugh about this..." Right?


  1. Aww, I'm sorry, Erin. Yes, I do think you'll be laughing about it very soon. Even the way you wrote this had a sense of whimsy to it!

  2. Keep on truckin', Erin. They just made it easier for the right editor to pick up your work, that's all.