Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Taking the Good Where You Can Find it

I got a rejection today.  I know writers aren't supposed to blog about them, but I can't help myself.  Sure, it was probably just a personalized form rejection, but I'm taking it as a positive.  She said she liked my voice and my general premise.  She just couldn't connect with the overall plot.  She also took way longer to respond to my query than she has with other queriers.  I'm telling myself it took longer because she was agonizing over her decision.

Heh.  Works for me.  These days I have to take the good where I can find it.  Sometimes this biz threatens to suck the happy right out of me, and a good attitude is all I've got to hold onto, so I'm running with it.

Anything good - or sorta good - happen in your life lately?


  1. (((hugs)))

    And I love your positive attitude with the rejection. The fact that she loved your voice is huge, B.E. - it means you are on the right track. I've never had a form rejection that says anything other than "no" - I would say this is personalized.

    Chin up - keep on keeping on :)

  2. It's true. Writing is hard so you do have to focus on the positives!

  3. It does sound positive to me too.

    Rejections in any form are never fun though, so good for you for being so positive.