Friday, August 19, 2011

Another Step Closer To A Yes!

Got an email rejection on a partial today. I sent it back in March. The response time was supposed to be 6-12 weeks, so I had already written it off as a rejection a long time ago.

The message was quite generic- story sounds interesting, just not right for them at this time. Does it bother me? Well, nobody likes to hear that their baby's been rejected, but no it doesn't really bother me.
I have faith and confidence in this story. Maybe the next response will be a "YES!" And if not, I know it will end up where it's supposed to be.


  1. Sorry to hear about the R, but you have a great attitude. And you're right, you're one step closer to a yes!

  2. Those rejections sting, don't they? I have to say, you have a *much* better attitude than I do. When the rejections started rolling in, I sobbed like someone had died. Or maybe "something" - as in my very soul. ;) I got one just earlier today from a submission I'd made a month and a half was still like a kick in the stomach, but at this point, I'm sort of expecting it, you know? Anyway, I've really been enjoying your "Killer Openings" class and I'm certain one day you'll get that YES you've been working so hard for.

  3. Thanks, Bonnie!

    Aw, Gina, thank you for all your kind comments! I'm glad at least SOMEONE is getting something out of Killer Openings. It's a little disconcerting when hardly anyone responds to the assignments. But thank you for participating.

    As for the rejections, Gina, you have to remember I've been submitting since 1999 so I've had PLENTY of them to kick my stomach and make me cry AND plenty of time to develop that thick skin. And, admittedly, some of the rejections still hurt depending on the circumstances. (I imagine I'll have issues again when I am published and start getting reviews.) Sorry to hear about your rejection today. I hope you take some time to soothe your soul (preferably with some chocolate) and then get back to business!

  4. Did you know that "The Help" was rejected 60 times? Just saying ... But you submit!! That's the important part ..