Monday, August 01, 2005

A milestone for my writing career.

Meanwhile, the web editor at McSweeney's sent me an e-mail over the weekend telling me that they weren't interested in the variation on the Waffle House story that I submitted. It was my first official, professional rejection, and, upon receiving it, I was actually really happy. I never actually expected McSweeney's to publish it, but it was worth a shot.

And, heck, if he'd sent me a sad, ridiculous form letter, it would've been longer.

Instead, I got this:


I’m going to pass, but I appreciate the look.

John Warner
Website Editor

How cool is that? Now I can say that I've submitted something and been rejected, just like every other writer I've ever read or met or known.

The thing to do is try again.

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