The hardest part of writing, as every writer knows, is REJECTION.
When I first started submitting short stories to magazines almost a year ago, I waited, longingly, for the postman, hoping he would bring GOOD news.
I have since learnt; the postman, however chirpy, will rarely bring BAD news. Yes, the inevitable A4 envelope, with a letter saying, ‘Thank you, but no thank you!’ is much more likely.
So, frankly, I now dread the postman’s visit. Just in case he has an envelope that I lovingly addressed to myself in my very best handwriting.