"There is a notable sincerity to your writing which is very bright, but we feel it fades for want of polish."
*Bangs head on desk*
Would it make me a loser to admit that a rejection has left me with that sick feeling of disappointment in my chest?
And it was a great rejection letter even! Very complimentary. I am rarely complimented and rejected simultaneously... I am also rarely so determined to see my name in a particular publication, or so personally affected by rejection.
I think the thing that gets me is that I know they're right. I've been lazy lately, lazy and a little cocky.
Straighten your ass up Erin and ya might just eventually get in there!