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I usually don’t quote French people.

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and...
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FIve? This has stopped being cute.

I felt I was on my way when I got two rejections. Now that they’ve reached five, even with some lovely apologies mixed in, I feel less sanguine about it. And of course the...
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Two rejections!

I have gotten two rejections. I’m pretty psyched. One was more personal, one was more “form letter” type. I think this is totally to be expected, and now that I’m experiencing it, it’s not...