Rejected, but not dejected

I’ve been rejected.

Fortunately, I’m not overly dejected by the news. I wasn’t really that thrilled by my entry in the latest Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition, so why should the judges be? It’s a good story, I have no doubt of that, but I didn’t feel like it was my best effort. I rushed just to get it submitted. And in a sea of 6,000 entries, with only 25 winners, good just doesn’t cut it. It’s got to be the best.

With the contest period over, I’ve got a chance to revisit the story and revise it. I’ll probably take it to my writers group for its feedback as well to give it more of a fighting chance.

My Adventures in Writing continue …