Well the waiting is over. I had applied to attend a rather prestigious artist retreat in Saratoga, NY called Yaddo where I was hoping to spend two weeks working on my writing. The place offers residencies to professional creative artist to work on literature, film, choreography, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video. I didn’t think my chances were that great because technical I’m not a professional writer (I’ve never had anything traditionally published). Yesterday I got a form letter from the Admissions Committee saying I hadn’t been invited to attend.
It’s not my first rejection letter and it won’t be my last. I am only slightly disappointed since I didn’t have high expectations to begin with. But you can’t accomplish anything unless you try.