Monday, February 04, 2008

Rejection

Just got my first rejection today for a partial I'd sent out after the holidays for Katie Rose .

They said my story didn't dazzle them. I got annoyed for about two seconds, then decided I really didn't care. Rejection wasn't going to ruin my day. I just filed the letter away and marked that publisher off on my itinerary sheet.

I think I've finally developed that thick writer's skin where I can put rejection in perspective. That publisher didn't like my story, but one day I'll find the one who'll love it as much as I do.

How do you all handle rejection?

2 comments:

Kathleen Grieve said...

We all handle it in different ways. I just trudge on forward. How can I make this better? Keep plunking away, Susan. Congrats on your Civil War book cover! Exciting news on top of a rejection!

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks, Kathleen! I'm really excited about it. But the cover did have one major problem and my editor's passed my concern on to the cover artist, so we'll see what develops.