We Regret to Inform You

I received a reply for my manuscript I sent to Babybug Magazine. If you remember, this was from my first submission ever (besides a poetry contest as a child). The reply didn't start with "We regret to inform you, but that phrase was what my eyes skimmed to first. It was a very polite letter; thanking my for my interest, and they hope that I will be "successful in placing it elsewhere." Me too.

It's a bitter-sweet moment. Of course, I'm dissapointed I won't be published in a magazine yet. However, I'm proud that I had the ambition to send my manuscript in, and a publisher (or someone who possibly works in the same building) held my paper! My feeling legitimacy just skyrocketed!

Wow, ambition. That's a word I previously wouldn't have connected to my name. I like it! Orendia is ambitious!


  1. Wohoo!!! Love your attitude. Keep it up because you are a winner!

  2. Thank you for your encouragement, Mike! It's so helpful to have people beleive in me!