Here's an excerpt from a rejection letter I recently received from Rattle magazine:
After receiving 800 entries in 2006, we read 1,051 this year, totaling well over 4,000 poems...
I don't mean to be petty, but is it too much to ask for the math to add up? Yeah, it sucks for my poetry to have been rejected, but do you have to add insult to injury by throwing in a math word problem that I have no hope of solving?
At last, a respite from the paralysis of drought and 100+ degree temperatures. This morning, the temperature was 55 degrees! Mocha and I followed the trail to the lake and behold... movement and flashes of color and an affirmation that Nature destroys and restores in ways beyond my understanding.
This blog was created to give my family and friends a bird's eye view of the journey I am on. If you read something that resonates with you and you'd like to plaster it on your refrigerator, bathroom mirror, cubicle wall or share it with someone you love, I am honored. If you read something that resonates with you and you pass it off as your own...shame on you.
Most everything on this blog was created from my heart and mind. If I share other writers' work, their name is credited.