Friday, June 26, 2009

Another (nice) rejection

I got yet another rejection, this one seems to be one of the more encouraging kind that said they enjoyed my work, but can't publish it. If I didn't already have more artistic designs for my home office, I could start wallpapering it with rejections. Sigh.

I think it's time for me to review the stories I've been sending out again, to see if I need to tweak them. I'll also hit up a few of my literary friends who haven't read these pieces yet to see if they have any feedback. If you have interest in doing that, dear readers, please leave me a comment and I would be delighted to email them to you.

Happy weekend--hope it's rejection free! :) Best Blogger Tips


TI said...

Sorry about the rejection, but glad to hear it was gentle. I read something good in the latest issue of The Writer today. This person said that when she gets a rejection she finds it therapeutic to write a rejection of the rejection letter, something like: Dear XXX,
Thank you for your rejection letter dated June 30, 2009. After careful consideration I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your rejection at this time. I have received a number of similar letters lately and, though well-written and compelling, your letter is not a good match for my current needs.
Yours sincerely,
(I couldn't remember exactly, so this is MY version of the sort of thing the author had in mind)

Writer Bug said...

Ha! I love it! What a fun idea. Thanks!