My first rejection letter - project me day 210

30 July 2010

You're invited to my rejection pity party

I got my first rejection letter from a publisher today!

I'm trying to figure out if I should be a lot more disappointed or distressed? It feels like it should start off this way and it's the perfect way to test whether I really do see everything in life as fun and exactly as it should be.
Greggie got the email and stalled for a while before telling me. The look on his face did indicate that he thought I would take it a lot worse. Okay it's not like I high-five'd him but it felt expected for the first response.

My friend D went straight into protective daddy tone and told me that I must just keep that fighting spirit and keep my chin up. Thank you, D! I did have a slightly bitchy comment back and told him I handle things better than he thinks. Hmmm ... but we both know that it's a little tender no matter how I try hide it.

There is other stuff out there that is being reviewed by strangers and I would totally be lying if I said that there weren't butterflies in my tummy and I didn't feel a little poofy!

Once this feeling of?melancholy washes over me I'll fill you in on the very special lunch I had with my two special girl friends, Missy and Madam, who I've known for about 30 years. A lot of it was about my single life which feels like I would be dealing a different type of rejection and I'm not in the mood for throwing myself a pity party. There are always far too many soggy tissues and empty chocolate wrappers to deal with in the morning.

10 comments on “My first rejection letter - project me day 210”

  1. You are so brave to even tell us that. I would be crying and hiding away from the world. Well done.

  2. I love your writing and know that someone else will out there will love it too. Keep going.

    1. Ah that is so awesome of you. I love my writing too and am going on the belief that if I have such a passion for it then someone else will!

  3. Well, you can't win them all - or so I'm told.

    Be sure to print that email out and frame it. When you do get an offer you can have a good laugh at the bugger that decided to pass up on your work.

    1. That's a very good idea Robbie. The first one is the toughest I think and a friend reminded that that I was still brave enough to send it out so I'm super proud of my moment.

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