“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.”
-Isaac Asimov

Just got home from work and saw a letter addressed to myself, written in my handwriting. Yes, it was a SASE I gave to a market when I submitted one of my stories.

Unfortunately it was a rejection. The market? Analog. This is the sixth rejection for this story so far. I have three more markets on the list of possibilities to send it to. I might send it to one more before I decide to examine the story once more. I don’t really want to take the time right now to revise it because I have three other projects I’m rewriting. So in the meantime I’d prefer to at least have this story out at a market.

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