Listen to the Mustn'ts, child, listen to the Don'ts.
Listen to the Shouldn'ts, the Impossibles, the Won'ts.

Listen to the Never Haves, then listen close to me.
Anything can happen, child, Anything can be.

-Shel Silverstein

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I Survived My First Rejection

My blog today comes to you from the heart of Zion, Illinois, where the gas stations have never heard of a “Big Gulp.” I am literally in hell—my dark, aspartame mother and I have been forced apart. I think I might die.

But, nevertheless, today is a glorious day! I am proud (honestly) to have received my first rejection. I am happy about this because I survived it, unscathed. When I told Ben, he said, “Gee, I would say I’m sorry but I’m sure it won’t be the last one you get.” Now, you in bloggerland might think that wasn’t a very nice response but it was exactly what I needed to hear. We are keeping it real, yo. However, when he asked if I was rejected because of the two errors in the first chapter that my mom found AFTER I sent the pages off…well, that was a little uncalled for.

**Said errors have since been fixed and will no longer be a factor in said rejections here forth **

I have 7 more to go with this round of submissions. But alas, I am disappointed that none of you have participated in my CONTEST from Friday. I will still accept entries!

I must go, I have a full day of boring meetings but leave me a note and let me know how you are doing, say hi, let me know what kind of contests you would like to see, what kind of blog topics interest you and I will try to accommodate. Share the love.


  1. Because I love you, I am going to say you receive rejections from all of them, which will make you reevaluate, fix the story, send it out again and then find the perfect person who will appreciate your talent! That was a long sentence! I'm so proud of you for putting it out there girl! Love you!

  2. I'm still impressed with this whole book business! You're an all-star!

  3. I'm still impressed with this whole book business! You're an all-star!

  4. Save your rejections. Then when you make it big, you can use them for a big bonfire.

  5. Um... *tap tap tap*...I participated!

    My guesstimate remains the same, regardless if it's high hoped or not. :)

  6. Megs - I saw your entry after. My deepest apologies :)

    Brenda - love it! I think that is the perfect answer!

    Kaylie - I will burn my rejections if you burn all the horrid drafts of my book you've had to read :)

    Jamie - Not an all-star...a gluttonous masochist is more like it!