This is my REJECTION blog dedicated to healing the hurt with TEA and SYMPATHY.
Yes, all those who participate will be eligible to win one of multiple Teavana Tea giftpacks. More details at the end of the blog.
Lately there have been numerous blog posts and comments about the rejection that writers face and the difficult position that agents are in as they deal out that rejection daily. But they’re not the only ones in this circle of writing and publishing that deal with rejection. Bloggers blog, to find no comments posted, or request interviews that never pan out. Writers send manuscripts to readers to have them torn apart in all too honest reviews. Agents submit to publishers, only to hear cold cruel time passing without a response. Authors’ highs are challenged with a terrible review just as their publishing dreams come true.
Rejection and Fear of Rejection are things that plague the writing community. We all deal with it to some degree or another and we all learn to handle it in various ways. Hopefully you have learned how to deal with rejection in a constructive way and don’t let it grow into a bitterness that causes you to sabotage your own writing dreams.
I’m not going to offer lots of advice here, but what I would love to generate is a series of accounts of rejections from different people in the writing business, or book blogging business. Maybe something that was huge when it happened and now in hind-sight has become something you can laugh about. That first rejection of what is now a published masterpiece. If you’re on the agenting side; that nightmare rejection that wouldn’t die, or maybe that rejection that you lived to regret. If you have any fear-of-rejection stories those would be great too.
Share a little bit of rejection with us, and we offer in return our TEA and SYMPATHY.
Post your rejection themed comment/story below for a random drawing chance to win a TEVANA TEA gift pack!
The more responses we have, the more prizes to be given away, so get your friends and relations to enter as well. I will keep you updated with number of prize packs to be given away.
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This contest will run until Friday, November 12 at 10pm PST.
I look forward to your commentary and shared experiences on REJECTION.
Here are a few of the fun, helpful, and diverse blogs posted on rejection that have caught my attention lately…