They had received their polite "no thanks" a few weeks ago, so we were hoping, praying that we had made the cut.
I checked the site tonight to see what was going on.........the postings were up.......Rick and Jilda Watson were not on the play lists. I suppose somewhere we fell through the cracks, our "no thanks" must have been lost in cyberspace.
As a songwriter, you should get use to rejection, but you never do........and once again the teacher must practice what she teaches. It's not what life throws at you........it's how you react to it. So, I tell myself to keep gratitude in my heart......we made it to Kentuck this year (after submitting three years in a row.)
Singer songwriter venues are not that plentiful, especially in our neck of the woods and you never want to wear out your welcome.....so you politely seek those venues, hope you get asked back, work like crazy on your music......and remind yourself daily, you do it for the love.......you must, I must.......I have been doing it most of my life and I can't stop.
It doesn't help to cry or whine, but a small pity party will take away the sting. Tomorrow morning, we'll get up and practice for the next gig......our cd will be here by the weekend. I remind myself.......it's not what life throws at you......it's how you react.