It's been a long time since I've mutilated a rejection slip. The digital age has robbed me of the pleasure, no matter how hard I hit that delete key.
The truly important statistic to consider when submitting is not the number of submissions you make but the quality of the responses and the length of time it takes them to respond.
- NUMBER OF DRAFTS: 12
- NUMBER OF WORDS IN FIRST DRAFT: 135, 504
- NUMBER OF WORDS IN FINAL DRAFT: 81 143