But a good R, if there can be such a thing. Lots of helpful comments, compliments on voice and my fav "strong mechanics made this an easy read" which is nice. And encouragement to submit more.
But still an R.
I know there has been some debate about whether to post on blogs about gettings R's but I figure its all steps along the way. If someone really thinks anyone gets published without any Rs at all, they must never have tried.
If someone has got published without any Rs at all... grab your torch and pitchfork, lads!
Strangely, this time the rejection mourning doesn't seem as bad. And that is probably what defines a "good" rejection. This lovely editor took the time to point out where I went wrong, making points I can use to make it better and told me where I had got it right as well, which is very encouraging - something she need not have done.
So, *pout*, *sigh*, but on the whole a sense of getting there, perhaps?
What constitutes a "good" R for you?