How to Accept Rejection

Got my first rejection of this round of submissions: from The View from Here. Boilerplate. It’s not fun, but it’s all right. It’s all right because rejection is just one inevitable part of life, as previously discussed. And it’s all right because not everyone is going to like everything. Fun would be something along the […]

The Nonsense of Inspiration

There are those . . . who think that the man who works with his imagination should allow himself to wait till–inspiration moves him. When I heard such doctrine preached, I could have hardly been able to repress my scorn. To me it would not be more absurd if the shoemaker were to wait for […]