Today I received a form rejection letter by email.
It was about the thirtieth rejection from the same publisher, but three years ago they published two devotions of mine. Naturally, one thinks, that they will publish more of yours again, and again. So I kept on submitting. The pieces were short and sweet, but to no avail. The lesson is simple: it’s not easy to get your foot in the door and once your in, it may be hard to keep on repeating the initial success that originally got me in.
The initial success was really luster. It was inspired writing. I tried a bit harder next time to repeat the acceptances of my work. After all these rejections, would the initial acceptances be enough for me? If not, is there a different way of doing it?
There is a different way of doing something. I was going to say that today’s rejection from this publisher would be the final one. But plan B is to try it another way. Keep on trying and wait. Wait for them to get back to me. And see what eventuates next time until this avenue is exhausted.