Got another rejection letter today. A very kind one. But I don’t think I’ll paste these letters over my walls. It’s not that I’m too embarrassed by those “Sorry, Miss Cook, but your submission did not place"s. It’s the simple fact that I don’t want to fill my life with other people’s words. Because when I look at a blank wall, I see a blank page, and it’s mine to fill. So keep sending those rejection notices, because when I see a blank page I’ve got to write on it.
By Mary Cook
From San Antonio, TX