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A QUESTION OF TIME


On the one hand, I'm pleased with my writing progress and the number of submissions I've been getting out this year. On the other hand, more subs translates into more rejections. I'm usually pretty philosophical about what I like to call declinations. Rejections are part of the process, part of paying your dues, one of the many steps on the road to publication. I have to admit though, the last couple have bummed me out a bit.

What to do?

Sob hysterically.

                                     Quit.

                                                     Curse and spit.



Nah! I'm going to send out a new sub and listen to my supportive writing buddy and my hubby, not to mention my very enthusiastic cheerleaders, M & S. It's just a question of time.

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rowanda380
Jul. 15th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
*huggles* what a wonderful additiude you have, this is the additude that will help you suceed!
angeladegroot
Jul. 15th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm a big believer in perseverance and a positive attitude.
kellyrfineman
Jul. 15th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
You may do the first and third options, but not the second. Never ever the second. Never never never never give up. (Churchill) Never give up, never surrender! (Galaxy Quest)

I know good writing when I read it, and you produce good writing. It's only a matter of time.
angeladegroot
Jul. 16th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
I got two subs out this morning, so I'm feeling chipper. Thanks for the "nevers".
kellyrfineman
Jul. 16th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Good. And you're welcome. You are also welcome to a kick in the ass if you think about that middle word.
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angeladegroot
Jul. 16th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
I'm inspired by Dory from Finding Nemo - "just keep swimming".
lunalila
Jul. 16th, 2010 10:57 am (UTC)
Don't give up, never surrender. *hugs*
Been through this, kind of. Got my first rejection a few weeks ago and still agonizing over it. But best option is to send it out another time, to work harder and to stretch things.
keep at it... always and yeah, writing buddies support is great.
angeladegroot
Jul. 16th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Stretch things - I like that advice. I'm going to give stretching my creativity a shot today. Thanks for the *hugs*.
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