Even if you don’t want to look the ensuing fallout/commentary is pasted everywhere. And then it’s like a trainwreck, you can’t look away.
So I will hop onto the train for just a moment. I just want to say, anger does such bad things to you inside. If the venting helps, then I suppose that is a good thing. But the negative vibes make me sad-faced so I have to stay away. Both from the original #fails and then all the side conversations.
To me, an agent rejection or no response means one thing: They’re just not that into you. 🙂
Okay, I lied. It means two things. The second one is, your writing isn’t good enough yet.
There is much more peace in that understanding than wondering about all this other static. Going to Zen out now and revise.
Apr 03, 2009 @ 18:50:48
Being angry at someone because they rejected your manuscript isn’t worth it. I think some people react differently than others, some irrationally. Some people feel they themselves are being rejected and can’t separate themselves from their work. We’re human. 🙂
Apr 04, 2009 @ 06:35:51
I’ve definitely been there! It’s a long, hard game and patience and thick skin go a long way.