I’ve received my first rejection of sorts. I submitted two short stories for Writer’s Digest (WD) short story competition back in December. Winners1 through 25 were to be notified by Feb. 12 and… I guess they misplaced my number. I was the tiniest bit bummed Friday evening but was quickly cheered by the reality that it was my first writing competition since the 5th grade (I still have my Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Writing in a frame). So I’m motivated to keep going, I can at least say I have added to my short story collection.