Tag Archives: rejection

While I’m in Minneapolis…

  I’m in Minneapolis this afternoon. I should be exploring the Mall of Americas. I promise I’ll blog about the Butternut trip when I am back in CT later this week. While I’m out of town, I’m sharing a few … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Martine Helene Svanevik on The Big Fear: Rejection

Today, I am turning my blog over to the fabulous and talented Martine Helene Svanevik, a fiction writer from Montreal. I absolutely adore her blog about writing and training over on nascentnovelist.wordpress.com. You should definitely check it out. She tells me … Continue reading

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Querying: The Dating Game

I equate my query letter with the first date. Sometimes there’s a connection and you ask to see me again (request my partial or full manuscript). Othertimes, it’s a dud and we part company never to lay eyes on each … Continue reading

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Rejection–It’s not you, it’s not me

Veal stew and polenta. A dish common in the Vicenza area of Italy. Delish to me. Maybe disgusting to you. This is where I’m at in the querying process. I’ve heard every reason under the sun to be rejected. And … Continue reading

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When to Give Up

When do you give up? Throw in the towel and admit defeat? I came dangerously close this week. For seven months, I’ve been revising and submitting my finished manuscript to agents and contests. Seven months that was the center of … Continue reading

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