Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Stir Fry - Blah

TypewriterDid anybody notice I didn't post last week? Please say yes.

Anyway, I had a pity party last week. I believe everyone is allowed one of those once in a while. As long as you don't make a habit of it and become a real Debbie Downer.

Why was I feeling sorry for myself? Several reasons. I received my second rejection letter for Beyond the Horizon. I know that's nothing compared to other writers. We've all heard the story of JK Rowling. And "The Help" was rejected about 60 times. Maybe after the 10th or 20th one I won't feel so bad about the process. Of course all my writer friends congratulated me for at least sending it out there. Whoopee!

Then the weather turned to crap. Friday we had 35 degrees and snow and sleet. Why should that get me down. I HATE THAT STUFF. And to add insult to injury, our work turned off the heat earlier in the week. I literally froze to death at my desk. Turtle neck, sweater, coat and a blanket over my legs. I was not a happy camper.

And probably the most deciding factor in my mood - I'd let my Prozac run out for about 3 days. Not a good idea. My co-workers told me in no uncertain terms to never let that happen again.

But, I'm on the rebound. I'm researching agents and publishing houses and I've got my book with a Beta reader for some feedback. I got my prescription re-filled and the weather has gotten better. And here I am writing a new post.

Here's to hoping when your pity party arrives, it doesn't last long and when you come out the other side, you have re-newed energy and purpose.

10 comments:

  1. Of course you're entitled to a pity party. Sometimes life sucks. That snow was definitely a real downer. Having to wear coats in May. Ridiculous.

    On the rejection thing--that stinks really bad. But I'm combing over your MS and it's so good, you're gonna catch a publisher. I know it. You have good, strong, easy-to-care-about characters. There are plenty of houses and one of them will snap BTH up.

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    1. Thanks Becky. I knew you'd understand!

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  2. Sounds like you did well to make it through the week with no carnage.
    I know great people have been rejected and I read to real s##t that has been published. but it never helps.
    Take a deep breath and keep going. You can do it......

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    1. Who said there wasn't any carnage? ;-)

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  3. I don't blame you for being down. Who wouldn't be? Good job dusting yourself off and getting on the path again.

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  4. I keep remembering that one editor once told Mary Higgins Clark that she couldn't write. That always picks me up.

    But the weather is depressing again today. I'm dressed, but sitting around with a robe on because I'm COLD! It's enough to get anyone down.

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    1. I'd forgot about Mary Higgins Clark. Thanks for reminding me.

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  5. Writing really challenges a person's sanity. The only reason I don't have enough rejection notices to cover a wall is all the publishers I submit to reply via e-mail. I suppose I could print them all out and then have enough to paper an entire wall. :)

    I think you have to be like a boxer. The first couple of punches he takes, he feels. After a few blows, he becomes oblivious to them. The first couple rejections you get will hurt, but then you'll become immune to them. Then, one day you'll open an e-mail, expecting a rejection and discover it's the acceptance you've been waiting for.

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  6. Yes, we all have those days. Glad to hear you're back on track! Hugs and Blessings!

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