Today in the mail I received a package.
A package from Westminster Fibers.
I knew it was a rejection letter, but for about five minutes I sat with it on my lap pretending that I would tear open the seal and in it find a letter containing nothing but manufacturer love. I knew it wasn't reality, but who says a girl can't dream? It felt really good to live the dream....if only for a few moments.
You can't stay in dream world forever and I soon opened the package to find my suspicions were right.
However, this time around I do not feel gut punched. Instead I feel hopeful. Let me share with you why.
First off, at least they actually looked at my designs AND came to a consensus.Which of course means more than one person looked at it.
Also my, "designs are very similar to several artists that we are currently licensing with that same look."
Which I am taking to mean that I am not completely void of talent! Sounds good to me!! Yes, I may be unoriginal, right now, but if I had gotten there first they may have signed me on.
Am I stretching it a bit? Perhaps. But I'm cool with that ;)
Thankfully, I had a fit of inspiration last week and already have a line that is almost ready to submit. I don't LOVE it like I love the first line, but I kind of feel like I need to just get my foot in the door and then work from there.
Round 3......bring it!