Sunday, July 09, 2006

Rejection

Interestingly, my book has been rejected by a publisher and an agent and though, at times, I feel like throwing myself off a bridge would be the most appropriate response, I have decided to live, instead.

Why, I thought the vicissitudes of the publishing world would not apply to me is even beyond my basic artistic narcissism. Somehow, I thought I would not have to deal with the agony of rejection, rewriting, possible failure, etc. Ah.

So here I am. Human, with all the other people who are writing, hoping to get published. I have decided to make the rewriting and the continuation of submitting a positive experience as opposed to the affirmation that what I have to say is without value.

Here I go.

Despair is not an option. Okay, maybe a resting place, but not the ultimate destination.

3 comments:

mother/judith said...

Bummer. I know the feeling!

RebeccaW said...

How can what you say be of no value when I so look forward to this blog everyday? Please do not despair. You are absolutely one of the most talented people I know. And as we all know, I've been around.

thelastnoel said...

This experience will make an interesting story someday. You'll see. Hang in there.