I received a rejection notice today regarding my dream contest where the winner gets to travel the world for a year. I’m sure the two people who won are great writers. I mean, they both have published books. And me? Me got no books.
The rejection came on lovely letterhead. While I was cooking dinner I made a small mess in the kitchen and decided that instead of a napkin or paper towel, that the lovely letterhead would be more fitting. I was right, that paper worked better than Brawny. Cleaned up the mess and the rejection letter is now in the trash where it belongs.
I’ll allow myself a few moments of bitterness and hatred and then I’ll get back on the submission wagon.
I’m trying to come up with a list of good uses for rejection letters. Got any ideas?