The submission window for a literary magazine just opened up. This is the same one that rejected me a while back. Part of me wants to submit again.

But part of me is terrified of the rejection.

Absolutely terrified.

I have been in a fragile state in terms of my writing as of late. It feels as if every word is one letter away from ruining everything in the piece. I have been tearing pieces apart. I have been editing. Modifying. Examining. Refining. Doing so much. It feels as if it is not enough.

Does this feeling ever go away? This dread of rejection.

I gotta keep trying though. I did not give up whenever Thought Catalog kept rejecting my pieces. I just kept swimming.

So, maybe I will try again. What’s the worse that can happen?

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