Go check out Robin’s site for a great anecdote about rejection.
What really amuses me about this story, though, is what you don’t know: Robin was kind enough to tell me the name of the editor in question and I realized that I gave that same editor a Fanboy manuscript back in May 2004…and still have never heard back!
Fortunately for me, it doesn’t matter any more. But I admit I am tickled by the thought that — at some point in the future — I may get my own enormously, ridiculously delayed rejection from this editor…a year or more afterthe manuscript in question was acquired and published!
Oh, the writing life!