Well, This One Stung

I got another rejection back this morning. It still wasn’t a form letter, so I suppose there’s that much comfort I can take from it, but it was far less encouraging than my first rejection.

Logical me knows agents only take on so many authors, so the ones they do take on have to have stories the agent is passionate about. I know and fully support this. Still, emotional me didn’t really like reading the words “I am not enthusiastic enough…” All that hurt I was surprised I didn’t have from the first rejection? Yeah… the flood gates just opened.

That will teach me to check my email before getting out of bed because I’ll tell you what, getting up and out of bed after being hit by that metaphorical wrecking ball was not easy. Paired with this morning’s gloominess, I have deemed today a pajama day until further notice. At least until my morning writing session is over.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lizmacd22
    Oct 23, 2014 @ 07:33:48

    I know how much it sucks to hear “look on the bright side” but it is the best advice I get when receiving a rejection. Also printing a copy and lighting it on fire helps ๐Ÿ˜› I recommend the second part is completed outside though!

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    • J.G. Lynn
      Oct 23, 2014 @ 08:27:47

      Thanks. My friend’s grandfather made her something called a rejection spike. I’ll be posting pictures of the one I made yesterday, but the premise is that you print off each rejection and stab through with the spike. It is also incredibly satisfying.



  2. FabricatingFiction
    Oct 26, 2014 @ 20:34:44

    I’m still putting together a submission package so have that joy yet to come. Don’t give up!

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