After reading @authorjanep Jane Porter’s inspiring Writers in the Storm Blog post, 10 KEYS TO SURVIVAL & SUCCESS IN THE ROMANCE INDUSTRY (especially tip #4 Success/Survival Require Perseverance & Mental Strength) I’ve created a rejection ritual in which I will take a shot of rum in honor of the attempt and recite some beloved text very loudly in my office.

Stephen King had his huge nail in the wall.  I have a shot of rum and poetry.

Today from HAMLET (Act IV. Scene III)

“Not where he eats, but where he is eaten.  A certain convocation of politic worms are e’en at him. Your worm is your only emperor for diet.  We fat all creatures else to fat us and we fat ourselves for maggots.  Your fat king and your lean beggar is but variable service – two dishes, but to one table. That’s the end.”