Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Rejection sucks. I need Chinese food!

Before I go into today's post, here's a picture to get you in the mood for Halloween - or maybe this will get you OUT of the mood. LOL Actually, I'm exactly in this mood today. I got rejected. Well, of course it was my story that got rejected, but it feels personal. I know it's not supposed to be personal but that sounds like what my customer service day job boss tells me when donors yell and scream and get nasty - it's not personal. Oh well :( Rejection sucks. It's yuckier, well, than that mess in the picture above. I hinted to hubby that I NEED, I mean I'm really really really in desperate need of Chinese food tonight, but he didn't bite. So instead of diving into a big vat of chocolate or Chinese, I ate a banana. It's not exactly comfort food if healthier. However, I'll probably be craving chocolate and Chinese food (not necessarily together in the same meal) tomorrow. I'm confused. The rejection told me what the publisher is looking for and said my story had some of those elements but not all. But it didn't specify which I'd done right and which was wrong, so I don't know what to fix or how to improve. I understand publishers are busy and don't owe us a thing. I really do. But I still wish I knew which things were wrong - not even tiny details but at least the broad categories. I guess it's back to the drawing board and try to get some help with it. Meanwhile, I'm going to chant (until I believe it) "It's not personal, it's not personal." (Geesh, I sound like Tom Hanks in "You've Got Mail", well, with a feminine voice.)


Molly Daniels said...

Hugs, Ash:) Your story will find a home soon!

My new one is lost in cyberspace again...grrrr....

Anonymous said...

I'll chant too. It's not personal. It's not personal.

Hugs hon. It'll find a home. Can you contact the editor of the house and see what the problem is?

By the way, had Chinese last night. Wasn't exciting.

Shelley Munro said...

Hugs on the rejection. This business certainly isn't an easy one!

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