No apologies. No excuses. No suggestion of coming up short.
Believe in the product.
Here is my work; I believe we’re a good fit. I invite you to feel the same.
::shrugs:: I’m paraphrasing, so don’t shoot me for my arrogance, please? Alas, one can’t sell a short stack of cards. (I may know I have talent, but 8 drawings makes for a really slim body of work.)
It was a very professional let down.
I can’t properly put into words the relief and bitter disappointment to receive such a well practiced, polite, rejection letter. Mind you, it’s the first of its kind, but it was so well put (No thank-you, but I wish you luck!) …I can’t imagine I’ll be quite so fortunate at the next stumbling block.
But, we are all here to learn, and dust off the pieces. Truly, success is earned, not given. While I am nursing that lesson, I’ll be holed up with some rice pudding, me thinks. (Chocolate mint ice cream would be preferable, but I’ll work with what I have.)
Then it’s time to put the disappointment to good use and create something else.