Thursday, September 15, 2005

They're just not that into me...

Got my first rejection in the posty today.

I feel like this is just the beginning. You know the feeling.

When no matter how many pep talks you give yourself you just feel like...

You're just not that good.

Everything the little voice whispered in your darkest moments are all confirmed.

7 comments:

Ayoye said...
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Elisabeth Naughton said...

Oh, hon. Sorry to hear about the R. Want me to dig out my pile to make you feel better? I have a whole bunch, but that first one is always hard. :) Rejection is a part of the game. Once you sell, you'll still get R's. I have a multi pubbed author friend (30+) and she's still scared to death of R's.

Whenever I get a R, I force myself to send out 5 more queries. You can do it.

Rachel Vincent said...

Your very first? I'm sorry. I've only racked up two so far, but they stung very, very badly. Until that point, it was possible to believe (even if just in a tiny part of my delusional brain) that I was the exception, for whom publication would be easy.

Reality stings. Not like a wasp. Like a bolt of lightning.

But you only need one acceptance. Keep going.

TJBrown said...

no... my first one for this book. Had a ton for my other book.
teri

Jaci Burton said...

Hey, it's just one. Rejections always suck and always stab at our confidence, I know, but you still have stuff out there. What one doesn't like another will love. Hang in there!

Hugs and cocktails!

Cherlyn Michaels said...

Sorry to hear that. No matter what, rejection hurts. Just try to remind yourself that even bestselling authors got rejection letters. You just got to tough it out and hang on in there. You can do it!!!

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