Writers are used to rejection, or they should be. But that doesn’t mean it gets easier with time. Sometimes I understood why I was getting rejected. Most times, I had no clue.
After 10 years I got tired of hearing the same stupid rejection lines, so I went solo with my writing career. But I saved every one of my rejection letters and emails, because I earned every one, and they are my badges of honor on the unpublished author’s battlefield.
I believe I’ve heard every rejection line there is, but maybe not.
The following video is the story of Starving Author (me) at a writer’s workshop meeting with an Editor (a composite of all the editors I’ve met). Every line she says is one I’ve heard.
Have you got a rejection line that I haven’t included in this video? I’d love to hear a new one!