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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 09:13 pm
Two rejections in three days. That's a bit closer together than I really want right now. Bother. I'm aware that the editors know their clients better than I do, but I'm now feeling moderately depressed about it.

Part of it is that the stuff that I like I can't seem to declare a "finish" on and send out, while the stuff that I don't care as much about goes out and collects rejections...which makes me think that maybe I shouldn't bother sending the good stuff around.

This is uselessly defeatist of me, and I'm aware of that, but it still sucks.
Friday, October 16th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
I would think that if you feel like it's the good stuff, it should have a better chance - then I see some of the crap that actually gets published and wonder if I'm just being stupidly optimistic.

So, I guess what I'm saying is that I really feel your pain on the whole issue and I wish there was a better way to get the stuff that people want to write connected up with the people who want to read it in a productive fashion. Because traditional publishing isn't cutting it. Until then, I'll keep hoping that someone out there picks up what you're sending out. *hugs*
Friday, October 16th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)

FWIW, I think you ought to send out the good stuff.

I'm reminded of the retiring house-builder, whose boss told him to build one final house ... so he tossed something together that he wasn't really happy with, and the boss gave the house to him as his retirement gift.

Send out the good stuff. It may get rejected, but you know it's your very best work.