Monday, June 4, 2012

It's Official

Today, I became a professional writer.

Quill pen and paper

Did I get that big payout for the next great American novel?

Not quite.

I received two nicely worded rejections on a couple of short poems I had submitted.

Now I understand how that feels. And I don't like it.

I also now understand what it's like to receive rejections without any explanation as to why. I mean, the poems didn't even rhyme, for God's sake. From what I've been reading, that in itself is enough to be accepted by some people. Sorry, that's a bit of a pet peeve for me, if you'll pardon the expression. They did express their appreciation and asked me to submit again.

I will continue to write, of course, and may submit to them in the future, should I write something I believe is appropriate. And I'm holding onto those poems. I might rework one of them and submit it elsewhere.

Oh, well. I must keep my perspective and keep trying...

© 2012 K. R. Smith


  1. Yes! The sweet song of rejection. You are a true writer now.

    I actually crossed the line to professional when my sister gave me a 25 dollar Panera gift card for helping her do some writing for her blog. LOL :D Thanks sis! :P

    1. I had to wait until I got home to reply. I can't reach my own website at work - it's blocked for security reasons... and I make too many errors using my phone's browser.

      Wow. $25 isn't bad for a little ghostwriting. Maybe someday I'll get paid for something I write, too. Or if I write really bad stuff, maybe they'll pay me to stop. Hey, I'm flexible!


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