Non-Form Glory

Ah! You’ll never believe it! Sit down if you’re not sitting down already! Put some pants on! Okay, ready for it now? Here it is:

I got a non-form rejection letter for one of my picture books manuscripts!!!!!!!!

Dear Rachel,

Thank you so much for sending NOBODY LIKES ME. It’s a great pitch and story idea, but unfortunately, I didn’t fall in love with this draft as much as I would need to take on the project. For that reason, I am going to step aside for now, but I truly appreciate the opportunity to consider your work.

I wish you the very best of luck with this and all of your projects!

Your new BFF*

Do you all know what this means? It means someone LIKES me!!! Someone likes me for writing a book called Nobody Likes Me!

Tr, it’s not like she’s inviting me over so we can play Barbies and braid each other’s hair, but we’re getting closer. Plus, she truly appreciates the opportunity to consider my work!

Now you might read this and want to pat my arm lightly and sit me down and explain that this isn’t all that nice of a letter and am I sure it’s not just a form? But I say to thee yes, yes I’m sure! And I should know because I’ve gotten so many, many form rejections for other manuscripts. She used my name! I am not “sir” or “ma’am” or “contributor.” Nay, I am Rachel! And I have a great pitch and story idea!

So what does this all mean? Where do I go from here? I don’t know. All I know is that I am going to sit here and bask in the glory of this non-form rejection letter for as long as its glory holds out.


Today was a good day.

Beef stroganoff
Creamed eggs
Mashed potatoes

*Names have been changed for privacy purposes.

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