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    My First Rejection

    Discussion in 'Insights & Inspiration' started by A.M.P., Apr 11, 2016.

    I just got my first rejection from my first batch.
    It's a form letter, that admits it's a form letter, but links to a few storytelling tips articles (One of which I know)

    So much for being super duper lucky! (I was rather interested in that agent)

    My feeling?
    Disappointed mildly. It would've been nice.
    But.. I won't lose any sleep or focus today from it.
     
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    Respect, A.M.P., respect most high. You've popped your rejection cherry, and now publication awaits (whenever that may be, but you're one significant step closer). Keep plugging away and you'll get there. :agreed:

    Two kinds of writers. Those who've never submitted and those who've been rejected.

    Published writers only belong to one of these categories. :bigwink:
     
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    True!
    But I wrote short stories before novels and I even attempted a few contests.
    So rejection isn't entirely new but this is by far my best and most professional work, so it's a new thing on its own.
     
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    Congratulations! Seriously, because you're on the path to acceptance. It's just a fairly bumpy and twisty road. :D
     
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    Right there with you bud, received my first rejection about 2 minutes ago. It was, of course, from the agent I liked the best.
     
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    I got my fifth one on Friday. doesn't seems to feel any better lol
     
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    I've decided not to check my inbox right before writing time. Took me a solid 20 minutes to get into the groove after mine. It's like trying to eat clam chowder after a good dose of ipecac.
     
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    I just have my e-mail tab open.
    I look for the "Inbox (1)" message to pop up.
     
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    One day they'll regret rejecting your masterpiece, just like the people who rejected jk rawlings harry potta
     
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    Maybe they just weren't the right people for it and if they did buy it the sales would be hurt?
    Or perhaps there's just too much of it in the market at the moment.

    I doubt they'll regret it.
    They wish the best for me and themselves :3
     
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    Well, you need a tough hide for this job.
     
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    Either try somewhere else, try there later, or consider that the idea needs improving and rewrite it. Or, at least, that's what I think. (Doesn't really know).
     
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    Good thing I'm too cocky to be overly hurt :p

    That's what first batches are for, right?
    Testing out the query, hoping for some personal comments, and improving.
     
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    My "dream" agent didn't even bother replying to reject me. She just let the silence speak for itself.

    Which turned out rather well actually. :D
     
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    I am sorry about your rejection but I have to clap it up for you for even submitting, most people that I know who write always keep their work to themselves claiming that it's not ready. You have already taken the steps towards greatness!
     
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    That's the spirit!!
     
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    I agree. Keep at it and I'm sure you'll get there. I wish I was able to submit my work but I have a looong way to go.
    Hats off to ya!
     
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    Even great quarterbacks throw an incomplete pass once in a while. Even great basketball players miss more shots than they make. It's just part of the game.
     
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