Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Rejection :(

My book was not what they were looking for. Don’t you just hate those form letters? It makes you want to scream. Tell me what’s wrong with the book so I can fix it or know I should throw it in the closet.

My friend told me rejections let you know that you are working.

I like the sound of that. Especially since I’ve been doing a lot of writing lately.

I was a little hurt when I saw the white envelope on the table. I knew instantly it was a rejection. They never send your stuff back.

A little of me was relieved too. It wasn’t ready. I was so eager to send out, I should have waited and did one last review.

How do I know this? This past weekend, I read a book and as I reading it, I thought of a million things wrong with my own manuscript and how I could improve it.

I’m learning, its not easy but I feel I’m getting better with each book.

I don’t plan on doing any more submissions this year. I’ll start the new year off submitting again. I’m going to finish this year by completing the new novel and one last revision on the manuscript that was rejected. Who knows maybe next time I’ll get the please submit the complete manuscript letter.

Happy writing


upwords said...

Sounds like a plan, LaShaunda. :)Keep up the great work.


Camy Tang said...

Hugs, LaShaunda. I can relate.

I've been judging RWA contests lately--have you thought about those? Of course, no one's guaranteed stellar judging, but most people do their best. I at least get judges pointing out areas I need work on, like description or dialogue.

I like the ones where I have to submit a synopsis are good because then people comment on my storyline and character development as well as my prose.

Just a thought. Keep up your writing!