Tuesday, 13 April 2010

It had to happen some time...

I got my first rejection today.  The story I had submitted to The Weekly News last month was put out of its misery with a short but sweet no thank you.  It is a very good thing that I spend half an hour last night reading 'Your Writing Coach' - the section on rejection and how even publishers had rejected Harry Potter before it hit mega sales and people went Harry, Ron and Hermione mad.
I won't let it get me down.  I know you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette and many other cheesy clichés such as that so I shall get back on the horse and not put all my eggs into one basket. 

Also, with the best intentions, I have drawn up a work planner to see what can be fitted in and where.  I have stuck to it so far getting the balance between writing, blogging and reading in there as well as free time.  There's loads I haven't managed to work in there but I'm sure things will get easier and who knows maybe one day I may get that 3 day weekend.

I'm sure there was more stuff I had to say but I'll be back tomorrow (it's in the timetable), that and Shameless is on 'PAAARTYYYY' 


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  2. Hugs, Lily. Rs always hurt. But we all get them - occupational hazzard of sending our work out into the big bad world I'm afraid.

    Have you thought where else you can send the story?

    And have some chocolate. Chocolate always helps.


  3. Sorry - had to delete the first comment because of typos.


  4. Suzanne is completely right. Chocolate ALWAYS helps.

  5. Ah Lily I'm sorry to hear this but you have the right attitude - get back on the horse and, ahem, ride it better and faster!x

  6. That sucks, but keep your chin up and you'll get what you want in the end :)

    SE x

  7. Suzanne – thank you! These lovely comments help a lot. I’m completely over it now and have already re-submitted it to WW. A little ambitious I know but I already have 2 I want to send to TABFF and I don’t want to bombard them. I read on Womags blog that WW sometimes take crime stories plus the speech marks were already in double! I am gorging on chocolate hobnobs as we speak!

    Colette – I don’t know what I would do without chocolate and that is on a good day!

    Thanks Amanda X

    Kerry – lol thank you. I am already trotting along nicely.

    SE – I am remaining positive, thanks for the encouragement :)