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Ouch, rejection hurts...and encourages

I found the letter I got back from the very first time I submitted my poems to a publication, other than a student effort. That happened while I was studying Economics in Barbados. 50 more words

Melania Daniel

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


Book Progress Report #9

Okay, I have been initiated: I got my first rejection letter today from an agent. If I really want to be pessimistic, I could say it’s the first of many. 99 more words