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Rejections come and go.

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Sometimes I look at the amount of rejections I receive and wonder. Whenever I submit "weaker" poems, I expect rejections to start flowing in my inbox. But, if one of  my poems I consider among my best takes 25 rejections before it is accepted, I question many things. Perhaps I should stop questioning too much and move forward, which is what I plan to do.

Reaction to rejections from now are likely going to be:

1. Wear a new stripe of determination (as my beloved Queen Kate Laity suggests)
2. Submit the rejected poems to another journal within the following 24 hours
3. Stop asking myself why!