I had an unexpected boost today.
I received a rejection note - and it brought me a little smile rather than doom.
Typically I go for months and sometimes years without submitting anything. I cycle down into no one would want to read/publish what I write, so why bother to write at all doldrums.
I have submitted one or two things lately and this was a rejection of one. It would have felt better to have my pitch accepted - but it was a great reminder that I had written the pitch, put it out there and at least gone through the process.
There are probably scores of rejections out in the universe just waiting for me to send more things out for consideration.
Among them are acceptances as well.
I have work to do.