On Expectations (And A Writer's Lack Of Same)
I want to recommend S.J. Culver's post on getting rejected from a journal he submitted to 838 days prior and how it caused him to rethink his feelings about the disappointment that seems to come inherently in the submission process. My times as fiction editor at the Indiana Review is almost up, and I've gotten the chance to read some enjoyable stories that have not made it into the journal. I've been thinking lately about how the process of submitting and being rejected takes a toll on a writer's mind. Even though we shouldn't, we feel disappointed, angry, even confused, and Culver's post helped to put it into perspective.