Thursday, February 13, 2014

More Rejection Wisdom From the Virtual World

  • “You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.” –Ray Bradbury
  • “Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work.” –James Lee Burke
  • “Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.” –Neil Gaiman
  • “This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it rejected. Consider that you’ve addressed it ‘to the editor who can appreciate my work’ and it has simply come back stamped ‘Not at this address’. Just keep looking for the right address.” –Barbara Kingsolver 
  • "Rejection slips [are not]...messages to stop, but rather tickets to the game.” –Anita Shreve 

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