Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Okay, okayokayokay. A funny thing happened on my way to Sunday's check-in.

I got a rejection from an editor who had requested my first three chapters from a pitch on twitter-- and it was the second most exciting thing that had happened to me in the world of writing (the first being, the original request that came from the twitter pitch).

A rejection exciting? Yes. It was a long rejection letter telling me, not one, but two people reviewed it. They told me what they liked and why it didn't work for them...yet. They told me what I could do to make it better, and then they told me that although it wasn't right for them now, it didn't mean it never would be.

So, yay!

On to the check-in: feel as if I've been running in place, lots of writing, just not on anything I had planned out. Wrote a horrible query, got lots of lovely feedback from folks here:

Such good advice.

So, I guess I'll have to wait until Sunday to see how I succeeded this week.
Good Luck everyone.


  1. It is brilliant that you can take a rejection in such a positive way! Is good that they were constructive and have given you points forward.

    Good luck this week!

  2. I just received a partial rejection myself but also got the encouraging news that I could resubmit after making revisions. That sort of encouragement always helps to cushion the rejection blow =)

  3. Good rejections mean you're on the right track--good luck this week! :o)

  4. Thanks everyone!
    A.E. -- that's excellent!

  5. Congrats on the feedback. It's always helpful when it is given, and to receive both what they liked as well as what didn't work?? Fabulous!!!