Just a quick update. If you recall, I did my first-ever submission the other week to a nice, pretty magazine.
Got a response today. It was a rejection, but still very nice.
Thank you for allowing ... to consider "A Tender Touch," but I'm going to pass on this one.
Overall, I like the idea presented here; I just don't feel it covers enough new ground for ...'s liking. Best of luck with this one, and please do try us again. Would like to see more from you.
Not bad, right? I wasn't expecting them to accept me anyway, but I had to try!
And now I have my first rejection under my belt!
Is it strange to be somewhat excited about this, instead of sad or disappointed??