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Saturday, 12 March 2011

The 'R' Word

"How do you handle rejection letters and emails?"

I have no easy answer for this question. Within the first ten minutes of receiving the said letter/ email I feel like all members of the Sex Pistols on the last leg of their US tour; to quote Johnny Rotten (John Lydon), "Ever get the feeling that you've been cheated?". Maybe I'll trash my hotel room and throw television sets into the swimming pool at the same time. I only ever received the personal sort of response, the sort that actually mentions why it was not accepted but "...please send more.". These are the best to receive because the editor/ agent thinks that you have potential

Collateral damage aside, please do not fire off a salvo to the editor or agent who obviously failed to appreciate the merits of your work. You're allowed to seethe for as long as you wish.

Improve. edit, tweak and continue on your way.


1 comment:

Sarah Allen said...

Rejection is rough, no doubt about it. You just have to keep in mind that if you keep working, success will eventually come.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

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