You know that feeling when you’ve just stubbed your toe and it doesn’t hurt yet, but you’ve already clenched your abs and pulled your foot into the air because you know that the nerves have fired and, any nanosecond now, the pain is going to explode in your brain?

If you could slow that down by, oh, a trillion times or so, it would be the exact feeling between submitting a piece and receiving the rejection.

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