You’d think I’d be used to
rejection by now. For years I saved
my favorite letters (here’s
one of the all time best sentences:
If only you’d written a different book.
Or this beginning: Even though this is
Entirely Original and Very Good, I can’t
possibly publish it. I have a folder of letters
with the words Even Though. Thought it would
be a good exhibit. And today’s, harder to save
because it is an email, less satisfying than
the envelope method, “despite the strong appeal,
I’m going to have to pass.” Even though.