So it’s my birthday today. Happy birthday and all that. I got another rejection today, which is no great surprise when you’ve had about… 1300 of them. Wow that’s depressing. This one however, raised a smile.
Being an Australian who lives in Scotland I’m very familiar with the following conversation opening –
Stranger: So are you from here?
Me: No, I was born in Sydney.
Stranger: Oh. And you moved here?
…but this is the first time I’ve been trolled via an editor’s rejection notice.
Many thanks for your submission but I’m afraid it has to be a no from me this time however please do send in more of your work at a later date.
PS you swapped Australia for Scotland?
Well played editing team. Well played.
I hope you had a happy birthday.