Too true! I seriously wince when I read about some of the quick stabs authors have written after being rejected. Poor things. Some people just can't hold their tongues.
Good advice for life in general, not just rejections.I can't tell you how many seething letters I've written over the years...then promptly ripped into teeny tiny pieces. I felt better and nobody got hurt! Win-win!
LOL, great quote. I should print it out and paste it on the wall. ;)
I agree, unfortunately, that doesn't always hold water ... or better yet, you can't always hold your tongue when said critic is your own mother. LOL
Great advice, thanks Michelle!
Totally true!!!! I couldn't agree with you more!
So darn true!@
This is awesome advice. Sometimes I do type them up and don't send them. I just feel better having all those emotions out.
It's amazing how people will calmly accept a letter saying that a position has been filled, but will post a long diatribe about an agent's rejection.Above all, a writer must be professional. That's hard, when the work product we're trying to sell is so much of our own identity. But if we can't look professional and act professional and BE professional, why would we expect a multi-billion dollar corporation to take a chance on one of our books?Good post, and good reminders!
This is great advice. :)
Very sound advice.
Now that is really good advice :)
here's a new take on Geroge kastanza's theory of rejection, but for writers: it's not me - it's them! ;-j
This is SO TRUE. A writer I know posted a criticism of a criticism on Goodreads. I lost all respect for her. People may hate our books for A MILLION REASONS. We look ridiculous when we try to change their minds by fighting back.
I find it helps if I write it down then delete it. But delete it BEFORE you have the urge to send it. Not that I waste time doing that (and it usually has nothing to do with my writing), but once in awhile it helps to do it.
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