Two rejections drifted in today, both of them really neat with long, graceful tentacles and phosphorescent parts. I got a lovely signed rejection from F&SF's assistant editor (who I will not name in case this might generate unwelcome mail disguised as rewrite requests) and a highly praising, makes-me-blush kind of rejection from one of Brain Harvest's editors. I know, it would be far more interesting if I threw a tantrum instead of looking at these as something positive and noteworthy. I guess I'll just have to be boring, because I feel like I'm doing well, and I'm not inspired to say anything bad about these rejections. If anything, I want to thank the editors for taking the time to respond promptly and with encouragement.
I found a brief blog entry here with some fascinating comments. Keep reading! There are guest appearances in the comments that you won't want to miss.