Thursday, November 15, 2007
Cartoonist Mike Lynch has a lovely little ode to rejection over at his site, Mike Lynch Cartoons. It seems that the above cartoon of his got rejected 27 times before landing in the Harvard Business Review. The caption reads: "How the hell am I going to spin this?" I have to say that cracked me up. He also notes other works that have received 27 rejections, including The Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley, And to Think I Saw it On Mullberry Street by Dr. Seuss. It's worth taking a swing over there to see a wonderful catalogue of other much-rejected favorites.