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03-07-2005, 06:07 AM
I have to admit, I've recently gotten several rejections. You know what I've found out? They're my best motivator. Seriously. The best cure I have discovered for a rejection is to send out another submission. Then. That day. It means I accomplished something, and ended the day on a good note. Of course, that doesn't mean I wouldn't mind an acceptance now and again...lol

aka eraser
03-07-2005, 08:39 AM
You're on the right track alanna. Persistence is a biggie. Keep learning, keep improving and keep submitting - those acceptances will come.

03-07-2005, 08:43 AM
Yeah! What Alanna said. Me too.


03-07-2005, 08:44 AM
Oh, and what Frank said too. I hope.


03-07-2005, 10:28 PM
That is definitely a good strategy, alanna. :) My friend once said anytime something bad happens in her day, she does something good to turn it around with. More people might want to try this.

03-07-2005, 10:53 PM
Note to Hannibal Lector: Not you.

03-07-2005, 11:34 PM
Alanna, with your determination, that acceptance will come soon.

03-08-2005, 02:30 AM
Today I received two negatives from agents on my query, one negative from a publisher, and one rejection of a partial.

Extraordinary how these folks have trouble recognizing great writing, isn't it?

03-08-2005, 02:45 AM
Excellent attitude, Allana. You'll get there in the end.

Bad luck Vomaxx, keep trying.

Good luck, both.


03-08-2005, 05:46 PM
Vomaxx said:
Extraordinary how these folks have trouble recognizing great writing, isn't it?

Yup, that's what I say whenever a rejection comes my way. :D

03-09-2005, 02:44 AM
<<<<likes the people in this forum :)

Kasey Mackenzie
03-16-2005, 01:10 AM
Persistence is absolutely key when it comes to success in the publishing world. Well, persistence, improving your craft, and developing a nice thick dermatological layer to absorb all the rejections...

Wandering Sensei
03-16-2005, 01:18 AM
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din. Whenever I receive a rejection I get deeply depressed for at least a good five minutes.

Then I put it down somewhere, forget where I left it, and move on.

It's like karate. If your first attempt at a kick, or a kata, isn't perfect, you just go back and do it again. And again. And again. Eventually, after about 10,000 kicks, it starts looking like it's supposed to.