Does a rejection letter go slap on the mat if there is nobody at home to hear it?

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Marc Joan

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Aug 26, 2014
Rejection does not make you a bad poet.
Acceptance does not make you a good one.
Therefore, neither should trouble you.

Chase after fame, however, and you put your life
into the hands of others:
they will tip you between hope and despair.

Aim, then, to be aimless.
Seek neither publication, nor acclaim:
submit without submitting.

Cameron Self

I found the above on the dear old internet, and thought I would share it.....
 
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I'm not a great reader of poetry, but I know several poets far greater, operating spine-tingling spheres above the current laureate incumbent. Tis ever so.
I don't rate Shakespeare either, for the most part. Some great lines, and some totally crappy stories.

Full fathom five my father lines...

A line like that, and he goes and writes The Tempest round it. But there it is, a sacred moo-moo.
I'd agree with that finding, totally. Write the thing because you want to, try for excellence for its own sake, send it off down the river, and see where it goes.
 
"Submit without submitting".

What a gem. :) Thanks for posting!
 
Thinking of some Sun Tsu type musings, Fight your enemy where he isn't, Move like water, stand like stone.
(Lack of quotation marks denotes not an actual quote lol)
 
Does a rejection letter go slap on the mat if there is nobody at home to hear it?

No, but a rubber cheque drawn against non-existent author earnings will bounce.



 
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