Rejection was sitting at the top of my inbox this morning.
Rejections that say, ‘a well written piece with clearly defined characters’, leave you floundering.
The last rejection said ‘You have a fluid, natural and compelling writing style and we were intrigued,’
The rejection at the RNA 1-2-1 was cloaked in such positive language, I believed it meant success.
Success is a spider ready to disappear into the plug-hole.
Foolish Writer. Words clearly don’t mean what the dictionary definition tells you.
On to the next…
http://goo.gl/pASdjp Mariah’s Marriage amazon US
“Oh, Mariah, let us not quarrel. We will be married within the month. At least your papa’s house contains plenty of books. You may practise throwing them.” anne stenhouse
http://goo.gl/NxYxj5 Mariah’s Marriage UK
http://goo.gl/PKptQg Bella’s Betrothal US
…a solitary figure ahead among some gorse and shrubs. Charles thought she made a beautiful picture in her riding habit with the exquisite hat Jenny Menzies wished to inherit. He thought the girl might get it sooner rather than later if he followed his instincts. At that precise moment, he wanted to shake Bella hard. Then he would lock her in the castle in Strath Menzies and hold her forever. anne stenhouse
http://goo.gl/5RBzIm Bella’s Betrothal UK
Sorry to hear that Anne. It does hurt to receive a rejection. I remember receiving one after the other for Angel Heart, some with just a standard letter, others a handwritten note which was better because there was a little feedback…but it was still a rejection. At one point, as someone ‘kindly’ remarked, we could have re-wallpapered the house with them all. Thank goodness I didn’t listen to them and give up!
You already have achieved so much – two great novels published – how many people can say that? Things will look brighter tomorrow,
Hi Marie, of course things will look brighter tomorrow. It is part of the process. Thanks for dropping by and sharing your own. Family, eh?! Anne
You show a nice resilience, Anne. I know this is only a small hiccup on the road to publication for this one too. X
Aw, thanks, Christine. You might be surprised at how many there are sitting in the study cupboard. Hope your own are flourishing. Anne