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Handling the Disappointment of Rejection

Along the road to becoming a successful novelist, every writer bumps into a set of unavoidable potholes, one of the most devastating being rejections.

Of course, those depressing replies will always come – worse, in dozens. 286 more words

Getting Published

When it feels like an impossible situation...

I’ve gotten to the point where I’d love to start a query like this:

Dear Jane/John Doe,

I’m emailing you today because I think you’re photo is rad. 101 more words


The Rejection Wins

My paternal grandmother, Zola Koontz, aka Mrs. Wilbur Koontz, was one of many mid-20th century housewives who took a stab at jingle writing contests. It is a mystery why she sent this one again under her Mrs. 235 more words

One ‘No’ Don’t Stop No Show

Since I started writing as a freelancer nearly two years ago, I’ve enjoyed a pretty good run.  The nearly two dozen articles that I have written and pitched, have all been published with the exception of one. 509 more words

A writer’s rejection quiz

Nobody likes getting a rejection letter. But they are part of life’s rich pattern, and we just have to pick ourselves up and deal with them. 31 more words

Bits & Bobs

My first rejection letter

Being in hospitals make my mind run wild. I can’t help but picture myself bustling down the halls in dark scrubs, a white coat, and a stethoscope around my neck. 292 more words