Thursday, July 21, 2011


I decided to put my current work in progress on hold for a while. Mentally I am just not focused concerning this one and will complete another, older work in progress instead.

Got a few more rejection letters and I must say, I have never been so happy to get query responses, even if it is rejections. At least now all I read is "We are not taking on new clients at this time," Instead of "Your project is just not right for this agency."

Talking about queries. I have a specific binder in which I put all my printed out email rejections. I keep it in view when I write. I don't know why. Maybe I just like torturing myself. I didn't even intend to keep any of my rejections but now I can't seem to part with them.

What have you guys been up to these days?


  1. Rejections are good. They mean you're doing something, sending your stuff out, and growing as a writer.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  2. Raquel - I only just realised that. I am on a roll, I guess.

  3. Your post title was my reaction when our postal strike ended. Of course the first mail I got was bils. :-D

    I'd much rather get a "we are not taking on new clients at this time" than "your project is not right for this agency". Sounds like progress!

  4. Carol - Hahaha! I do look at it as progress. I guess that is the nice thing about living in ones own world. We can interpret all kinds of things in any way we want. I am rather happy with a rejection letter change. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. I read somewhere that Stephen King used to spear all of his rejections onto a sword-like thingy (can't think of the word at the moment). I could have papered my whole office with rejections by the time I got my agent and then my first book offer. Fear not, it's all part of the (crazy) process.

  6. Thank you Liz. Knowing that you went through a similar thing really helps—makes me feel like there is hope for me yet.

  7. Dear,

    Just keep it on and I believe it will be done one day.

    karen millen


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