Feb 16, 2008, 8:38 PM
Post #303 of 2090
Re: [bktv] Let the rejections begin
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I appreciate the sympathetic words. It's not over for me yet this year. I still have five more apps. out there:
All five look like great schools (to me). I was particularly intrigued by Georgia State myself. And Nebraska, two words: Prairie Schooner!
In fact, most of those will be on my list next year if need be.
I guess my pessimistic logic is kicking in and assuming rejections from the others based on no contact/less of a department fit.
Let it kick in if you need to...
I don't know how others feel, but after this initial rush of phone calls, and not getting one, even though more than half of my programs haven't made any contact with applicants yet (other than "your application has all materials") and none have sent me a rejection letter (soon! soon!), I've actually found it easier to function (at work, in my writing, in my life) by assuming the worst. I've started to look at this like, say, a first book competition or applying for a grant, where I think, wow, that would be nice, but assume it won't happen.
Maybe that's just peculiar mental gymnastics, but it's helped me keep the last few days manageable after a week of unproductive agony. Point being, whatever you need.
(This post was edited by LesK on Feb 17, 2008, 12:23 AM)