Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friends Rock!

So I sent in this manuscript I thought rocked... Well, it's great... heart warming, heart wrenching, really makes you think...

Sent this MS to an editor... she liked it... well, not enough to contract it... yet.

So I have hope? Yes. She wanted me to resubmit and looked forward to it. Empty flattery? Maybe, but it made me feel good. Will I resubmit? Oh, heck yeah. Can't let the opportunity grow cold or let it get away.

But I have to admit, I was a bit down yesterday. Yes, the nip of thanks, but not right now gnawed at my ego.

Now to my main point. I have these wonderful people otherwise known as my friends and my Cp's. Chele really helped remind me that I didn't start writing just make a bunch of money (though I wouldn't mind it) and I didn't do this just because I think I'm such a fabulous writer (I might be, but hey, my ego can take only so much fluff and pins).

Anyway, I wanted to remind everyone that even when those pesky letters come and say "Thanks but well, not right now", don't let it get you down. Yes, you should feel that pang of fear when you send out your baby for perusal by an editor. But you should also know it's not the end of the world if you get that no.

Keep trying! What's the worst that can happen? The next one sells? Keep trying and know that even the NY writers get turned down sometimes.

So thanks to Chele, Kealie, Kiss, Elaine, Ang, Marianne, and all those others who tell me to keep going when I want to give up. Thanks a bunch!


Michele said...

You're welcome!!
And though the saying is:
"Rock On!" or "Right On!"
We say,


Marianne Evans said...

Great blog - and an excellent perspective on the dreaded "R" and almost as dreaded "Thanks - but can you re-write?" letters. I just got my first round of edits back for With This Kiss and your words about perseverance are coming in mighty handy right now!!!!

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

Thanks Michele. Made my day. : )

Well, since I thought that story was THE story, yanno, the one from your heart... to hear thanks but, well, rewrite, was a bit hard to take, but I'm surviving.

Marianne, thanks for being a friend too. We can encourage each other. : )