The most recent step on my manuscript’s journey hasn’t been its best, I’m afraid. I got word yesterday that it has been rejected. After a few beers and some time to reflect, though, I’m ready to start looking toward to the next step. Two anonymous reviewers have given constructive feedback that will help me to craft the story better, and make sure the paper delivers to the reader what it promises. Hopefully after a little more time to let my emotions about the whole thing settle, I’ll be ready to jump back in and improve the paper, then send it off for another round of submissions.
2/27/13: For an uplifting update, read here!