Rejection Letters ~ Your Best Asset...

Thursday, January 27, 2011
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Rejection letters, every writer has gotten at least one rejection letter or more in their life. For today's post, I'm going to let you know why I think they are your best asset in literary land.

I know in the beginning it sticks, you get letter after letter, telling you I'm sorry but this project isn't right for us. It's rough, I know, I've been there.
But, I considered those rejection letters to be a golden ticket. Why? Because it made me push myself harder. And I also like to think that most people would rather get a rejection letter than no reply at all.

Think of it this way, at least you know they've read what you've written.

Cheers!

6 comments:

  1. I agree that a rejection is better than no reply. When you don't get a reply you're left wondering if the agent ever got your submission in the first place. Rejections are tough, but they are inevitable and they get you one step close to finding the right agent for your work.

  1. It's a matter of being polite. How much time could it take to send a one-line email.

  1. Pk Hrezo said...:

    Yeah you know, they have their purpose and it's part of the territory but they do take their toll eventually. I'm assuming it makes success taste that much sweeter when you find someone who really gets your story.

  1. Every rejection is a step in the right direction.

    And I hate it when I get no response at all. This happened to me twice AFTER the agents requested sample chapters. It's so frustrating and not good for my writer's confidence. Good thing I have the support of a writer's group.

  1. Boy do we writers get rejection letters. Now I'm getting a whole new set. Whoopi! Now I take the salesperson approach and just ... move on. Not everyone is going to want what you have to offer. Now a good rejection letter will tell me why it's rejected and that way I could improve.

  1. Very good point. At least a rejection letter sometimes lets you know why they don't want your story. I tape the letters I receive that have a constructive comment on the wall by my desk for encouragement.

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