Tuesday, May 29, 2012
So, dear readers, it seems I have joined the ranks of writers everywhere: just a few days ago, I got my first rejection as a writer. Don't get me wrong, I've had little rejections along the way, but it was mostly things like a short play of mine not being chosen for a school performance or losing an essay contest. But now I'm in the sort-of real world. I've started sending stuff to literary magazines. Around the end of last month, I sent a new short play I had written off to a lit mag on a whim. The other day, I got a short e-mail from them saying that they had decided not to publish it, but remarking on things that they liked. I suppose that's better than simply saying, "We've decided not to publish it. Thank you for your submission" and being done with it. Now I feel like a real writer.