For those who have been rejected

The writer’s life is full of rejection, and rejection hurts. Even when you court it. Today, after logging the 10th rejection letter of 2017, I am taking comfort in the words of Saul Bellow.

“I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his [sic] own judgment, and to say in his heart of hearts, ‘ To hell with you.'”

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