And so it goes

August 15th, 2008

Another form rejection letter. Am I picking the wrong markets, is my poetry less polished than I think it is, or both? (That’s a rhetorical question, by the way.) I know that rejections are the rule rather than the exception but it gets a girl down, you know?

3 Responses to “And so it goes”

  1. kristen on August 15, 2008 1:43 pm

    Yes, it does get a girl down. And the only thing to do about it is to keep writing and submitting, writing and submitting. It’ll happen. I’ve no doubt of that.

  2. Trish on August 16, 2008 2:09 am

    It’s not you, it’s them. It’s not you, it’s them.

    I have an article on my noticeboard about a published author whose first novel was rejected 78 times. I haven’t even finished my manuscript yet but I’m already mentally prepared to have it sent back 78 times.

    Keep trying! I believe in you!!!

  3. Jennifer on August 16, 2008 10:12 am

    I keep reminding myself of Stephen King’s description in On Writing of so many rejection slips stuck on a nail in his wall that he had to replace it with a spike. It’s part of the process. It’s part of the process. But it is a drag.

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