When you receive a rejection letter or email, what do you do after you finally open it?
a) Yell, scream, sob, and vow never to put yourself through that pain again.
b) Keep on reading, hoping there is some gem you can take away from the experience and use in the future.
c) Decide that you don't care...that agent/editor just didn't get it! They're so dumb.
d) Look skywards and thank that agent/editor because you know you can make your ms even better...and send to someone else.
e) All of the above...(sometimes we go through stages)
Whatever you answered from the above multiple choice, I'm guessing most of us (if we've been brave enough to submit our work) have received heart-wrenching letters ourselves. But there is an upside -- don't get down in the dumps -- give that ms the workout of its life. You never know, it might end up bright and shiny and published. My guest today, Sandra Harris, has just such a story to share...
Eugen Mhartak, a general in the Tri-Race Alliance Army, refuses to bow to the merciless Bluthen. Haunted by the loss of far too many innocent lives he has vowed to drive the ruthless invaders from Alliance space.
The strength and valour of Eugen Mhartak attracts Sandrea as no man ever has, but she struggles to read the enigmatic general’s heart. Determined to help him triumph over the Bluthen she uncovers a diabolical plot against the Alliance.
Drawn by the courage and exotic beauty of Sandrea, Mhartak battles to overcome the barriers of cross-cultural differences that separate them and claim her ardent interest. He must conquer his deepest fears to be the man she needs. When his principles are betrayed by his own government and he is faced with the impossible prospect of taking Sandrea’s life in order to save his home planet, Mhartak desperately searches for a way to keep safe both his world and the magnificent woman who has stolen his heart.
- How do handle rejections? Have you a story to share with us?
If you'd like to read about some of my travels, with photographs, go here to RomanticFridayWriters where it's all about honeymoon this month. You can write a story/poem with 'honeymoon' as the theme. Linky goes up on July 19th, for 3 days. Join us!
And I've joined Charmaine Clancy's Imagination Sparks blogfest, where we share what gets our writing juices sparking and find new ideas to help our creativity. Why not join up too?