Before acceptance or rejection, there is the good feeling of having put myself out there. As of right now, anything is possible. Acceptance, of course, would be grand, but rejection is its own reward. It puts me one step closer to acceptance, as I see it, because rejection can't be all there is out there for me.
Submitting my work is like being the little bird who made these footprints. He was hopping along the snowy path, looking for something to eat. Like him, I feel hungry and excited at the same time. What will I find along this path? Acceptance or rejection? The real accomplishment is clicking "Submit."
|Photo by Susan Gaissert.|