Has anyone got a rejection that made them feel like this? (Source) I certainly have. Writers face a lot of rejection, it is a painful part of the thing we love, and it can really get you down, especially if you really, really, really wanted that yes. The silver lining, I guess, is that the … More Songs To Get You Through Rejection.
Here are five quotes on rejection. Enjoy! “Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil—but there is no way around them.” – Isaac Asimov. “This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
Hey Everyone, Rejection is a given in the writing business, I mean, every writer gets rejected, and the truth is, it sucks. So for today’s writing tip I thought I’d direct you over to The League of Extraordinary Writers. In a guest post, Jay Kristoff (author of Stormdancer and Kinslayer) shares his thoughts on rejection. … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Jay Kristoff on rejection.
Hi everyone, how are you all? Welcome to this fortnight’s writerly update where I tell you what I’ve been up to writing wise in the past fortnight. I have made a decision concerning my YA epic fantasy.Last time I told you that I was considering changing the point of view from third person omniscient to … More A Writerly Update 7.
Every writer has those days where doubt creeps in and you start to wonder if you are really any good at all. I had one of these days just yesterday. I usually start to doubt myself when I receive a rejection (yesterday I got a rejection for a short story.). I think rejection is one … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Days of Creeping Doubt.
Hi everyone, how are you all? Lots of things have been happening in the past fortnight writing wise that I would love to share with you. The lovely Julie Israel and I swapped query letter synopsis’. She did a wonderful critique which really helped me a lot. She has a great blog and if you … More A Writerly Update 4.
So I told you that I entered my manuscript to the Ampersand Project – an initiative by Hardie Grant Egmont Australia where they except submissions from unpublished YA authors during spring/summer. I just found out that my manuscript was rejected, which sucks. I was really hoping they would want it, though I kind of knew … More A Writerly Update.
I came across an article this week on a wonderful website I have discovered. ‘The Review Review’ is a must read website for all short story writers looking to submit to literary magazines. It has an abundance of helpful articles about the submission process. The article that I read was called ‘What Editor’s Want; A … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Submitting To Literary Magazines.
The road to publication is paved with rejection e-mails. — Me.
Yesterday I finished the seventh draft of my manuscript. Today I sent it to the Ampersand Project (Hardie Grant Australia.), cutting it close with the submission window open for only two more days. I also had to send the dreaded one page synopsis. It’s hard to condense a 118,000 word manuscript down to a one … More Submitted.