Monday, March 26, 2012
Go on over to Book of Kells and Rock Out to the Rejection Blues
Oh yeah, things can only get better, is right. If you are feeling like me, and it's been one rejection too many, you might appreciate this post over at Kelli Russell Agodon's Book of Kells.
On the other hand, if everything's coming up kale starts, that's simply peachy, and you should go around wearing a rhinestone tiara for the next several months.
I will not likely be wearing a tiara anytime soon, thank you. This is because I've got those big, fat, fecking rejection blues.
One editor told me my poems did not have the same sparkle. Sparkle! My poems lacked sparkle. How cruddy is that?
But mostly it's been worse-- it's just been no thanks, not even close.
I am a toughie under most circumstances, but right now I am feeling particularly unlucky because I know I need to make the poems better, but when?
But in the mean time I'm rocking out to "Things Can Only Get Better," one of my fav tunes of 1985. Thanks for taking the sting out, Kelli.