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I Fail at Rejection

How can one fail at rejection? Well, I'm apparently apt at failing at numerous things. In 2012, I declared that I would earn 100 rejection letters and celebrate every single one.How did I do? I received 95 rejection letters in 2012. 95. Gwahhhhhh! So close! I'm going to admit that I totally began losing steam when I started teaching, and my submissions trickled down to MAYBE one per week. Anyway, the real point of this mission was to put myself out there and to hopefully get more acceptances. This year, I received 11 acceptances. Not bad, not bad. That puts me at almost 12%! My stats last year? 9 acceptances/92 rejections, which is about 10%. So I think I'm going in the right direction.  Will 2013 be the year of 100 rejection letters? No. No it will not. I need to reflect a little more before I declare my writerly goals this year, but the main one is finding some sort of workable balance between creative time and teaching time. It's been to