So, we all know I'm not in the MOST creative field, so I try to compensate by having interesting hobbies and goals (to the degree that I can-I don't paint well or write songs...yet).
One of these goals is to publish a creative non-fiction piece in a journal or other publication. However, it's all about setting small attainable goals. So I am aiming to get 10 rejection letters.
This is where I track them.
1. Publication: Inscape
Submission: "Decaf" and "Mayfly in June"
2. Publication: NY Times
Submission: "On Independence"
If I make it to 10 with out a single "Congratulations" that means I've met my goal! If I get an acceptance along the way-I meet my other goal?
It all works out.