I'm a failure at heart. How do I know? I actually miss walking to my mailbox and collecting form rejections. I miss those late nights at Kinko's collating stories. I miss licking all those envelopes, sending out all those packages.
I've always enjoyed the busy work of being a writer. The networking, the mailing, the due diligence. It's all part of the bigger discipline of being a writer, and I've always been grateful to have the work. Even if it only ever amounted to 400 rejection letters.
Truth be told, I'm glad it amounted ...
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