Friday, June 22, 2012

Learning from Rejection...

Rejection just sounds negative. Most of the time it is, rejection hurts!  I was rejected by the editor from Random house. When I saw a response from her in my inbox, I was holding my breath. After re-reading her rejection of my work, my eyes fill up with tears. One or two may have slipped out. But, then I thought about it. I am the heroine in my own life’s story. I like to read and write about strong women, so I better be one.  Sometimes it sucks to be strong. I want to crawl under the sheets and cry. I didn’t do that.  I never have in the past and I am not going to start that now!

I am using her rejection as fuel to my fire. She gave some great feedback about my work. It is hard hearing that your chapters have no zing to it. It is comforting to know that she really liked my storyline and my synopsis. I already knew I hooked her when I pitched my book idea to her in the first place. Now, I have to work on adding some pizzazz to my writing style.

I sat down and took a hard look at my first chapter. I know what I need to do. I need to make some big editing changes. I believe in my work and I agree with the editor that I have a great story line, I can do this!

Happy Friday everyone!


Stacey Hays said...

Becca, I beleive in your work. It already has a great story line but the key to success is to never give up. Let her rejection fuel your fire and kick some ass. I am very proud of your persistence.

elizabeth seckman said...

I happy dance at personal rejections. That's something to be proud of!