Not only was yesterday indeed a bad day at the office, sorting out the mess other people had made, but when I arrived home the bad news continued.
When I opened the door I was greeted by the ominous sight of an A4 envelope at my feet.
At first I thought it was The People's Friend returning my story, but it wasn't, it was my novel which I only sent out last week.
Sure enough attached to it was a standard rejection letter. Whilst I'm pleased that they didn't keep me hanging around before giving me a no, I was slightly wounded by the speed at which it had been rejected.
And then lo and behold, when I opened up my emails it was to receive a rejection for my story too. And although it was a nice rejection, as always from The Friend, the result was still the same.
A double whammy you might say.
Oh well, these things happen and now I will have to send them both on elsewhere. At least I've done the groundwork so it will be a simpler task this time round.
Onwards and upwards - I think I need to buy some more stamps before they go up in price at the end of the month.