I’m starting a collection of these. I haven’t done anything like this for a looooong time, and this doesn’t bother me (the only thing I regret is the entry fee), but they took a long time to decide and I take comfort in that. (Delusions are nice. Do the voices in my head bother you, too?)

It made me wonder, though… who out there holds the record for rejection letters? It’s par for the course. Steinbeck got hundreds before getting “Of Mice and Men” published. What stories do you have? How do you react? Lots of bourbon? Long walks on a short pier? A shrug and then thinking “I can use this!” ?