Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Good, the Bad and the . . . Plain Ol' Truth!

Got my first official rejection notice today. There, it's out. I wasn't going to say anything but then again, this blog is intended to be a record of my writing journey. Sheesh, I'm thinking right now I might get to California walking faster than I'll be published but I'm okay with the rejection thing. Just last night I prayed and asked God to help me accept it with grace. That was before I got "the envelope!" Weird premonition, huh?

Anyways, I don't really see this as failure. Actually, I feel like I've gone through the entire process now, from idea generation and development, to querying, to actually writing and submitting the article. In my book, I have succeeded.

4 comments:

Katrina said...

I'm sorry, Dianne... You really did a good job on that article, so be sure to send it out to another market. I've been rejected a whole bunch of times by that magazine, and it always stings a little - any rejection does. But hang in there and keep submitting.

Dianne said...

Thanks . . . this is just getting fun!

Tina said...

Bravo for you Dianne. Rejection is a big part of a writer's life. But you've done it - you've done completed a whole circle and you are one step closer to getting an acceptance letter!

Peg said...

I was just talking to a friend about how successful business man always had failed businesses before they made it big! Don't give up!