In a very honest essay about persevering as fiction writer (and having the faith to try it in the first place), Eva Lomski discusses how she manages the submissions and rejection process:
The best way I found to avoid misery over rejection was to ensure I had as many stories on submission as possible, so that when the inevitable email arrived, my emotional investment was left relatively unscathed. Every so often, I went through the spreadsheet, counted my “successes” and calculated my hit rate. It remained stable.
Click here to read Eva’s entire essay, in the latest Glimmer Train bulletin.
Read more essays on the writing life at Glimmer Train’s site:
- Some Things I Didn’t Realize About Myself Before I Wrote Them Down by Stefani Nellen
- Write Locally by William Luvaas