Friday, April 3, 2009

What Gets Rejected Makes Us Stronger

If you read the title, then you probably already figured it out. My short story, Coming Home just wasn't what WRP was looking for. I see the point and I see that I don't have to agree. (democracy is great). I also see that there could be improvements to anything. No hard feelings.

So, my cup is half full. My crit partner who excels in erotic romantic fiction is still behind me. The short story, according to my editor (yes, I still like and respect her) is well-written and exciting. My style is greatly improved. The menage just wasn't done for mutual gain. Makes sense. I didn't want it for mutual gain, but isn't one helluva orgasms a gain? : )

I'm learning that everyone has an opinion and no one is truly wrong in voicing those opinions. Still it hurts to receive that rejection in the email. I know that the story will find a home. I already have that under control.

Now, it's full-steam ahead and work on the other stuff. I refuse to get down in the dumps.

My vamp/hero calls, along with my Ancient Greek Gregorius, and my Air Force boys.

Back to the bat cave.


Kealie Shay said...

Ah, hon, I'm sorry. But, like you said, you'll find another home for it. At least you bit the bullet and put it out there. I have yet to get up the nerve. Working on it, making excuses that there are still edits to do (which there are) but still.

Hugs, hon, but you have to right idea...keep on keepin' on. :-D

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

Thanks. I needed the hugs yesterday. I think my problem in my writing is that I write about real people and editors aren't looking for real, they want the fantastic. But, I don't want to sabatage my style to make others happy all the time.

Thanks for the hugs,


Unknown said...

I could've swore you told me you don't like vamps. LOL. That's okay. We're allowed to change our minds.

I once did rewrites of a story per one editor, but for whatever reason, submitted to a different house. That editor (who did get the story) wanted it back the way I originally had it. I have to laugh.

It's not that I don't respect either editor, but sometimes it's subjective.

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

I may have said I wasn't big on vamps only because I never tried to write a story about them. Watching them on TV a la Interview with a Vampire never did much for me, but reading a certain Truth, Justic, and the Vampire Way did a bit to change my mind. : )

I agree that it's subjective. I think everything really is. I can read something one way and you can read it a totally different way. The trick, as we all know, is finding that editor who DOES like it.