Oh, the irony. The horrible, horrible irony.
As today's cartoon brings us to the final stage of coping with rejection, and our cartoon writer finally gets on with her writing life, our cartoonist turned on the computer this morning to find...yet another novel rejection! So, since the Seven Stages of Rejection are always out there and waiting, I'll once again become a traveler on that path. Like some horrible writerly version of the Stations of the Cross. Go back to Stage One. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200 (though, again ironically, I just did collect $200 for a freelance gig--really). And, to add insult to injury, Snoop Dogg is joining the ranks of celebrity children's book authors (via SCBWI's online newsletter). SIGH.
To view all the stages of rejection together (but in reverse order, so you'll have to start from the bottom up), click here.