Today I got my first official rejection letter. Now I feel like an bona fide writer. I submitted a query letter for my novel to an agency in September. I knew it would be a rejection when I saw the envelope today--I figured good news wouldn't come by U.S. Post. Here's the good part: at the bottom of the form letter which stated that she (the agent) was too busy to take any new clients, she complimented my writing and told me to keep submitting it. Pretty good for a first attempt.So I was happy today. Mark didn't come home until 7, and then as soon as he arrived, he worked for about three and a half more hours, but I survived the day (without hurting any children or defenseless animals) because of my good news.