happy goddamn friday

I broke a record today. FOUR REJECTIONS in one day. Now that's a record I hope remains unbroken. For me and for any of you, too.

Do you know what I did in response to those rejections? I have a system and I followed my system. I stopped work, ate chocolate and sent out four more queries/manuscripts.

Today even the choccies were bad. They were almost worse'n the rejections. It was crap left over from nutrisystem box.

This writing life is no fun today. I think I'll go to the library and suck in some words instead of spitting them out.

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  1. They can't reject you. I wanna read more of your stuff.

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  2. Oh lord, honey. Pick up some beer on the way back from the library. AND some decent chocolate.

    hughughug

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  3. WHAT? You got rejected? What chance do us mere mortals stand? Bastards.

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  4. aaw, honey - hugs on the R's, but way to go on sending something right back out there!!!!!

    Hey - put a damned link so that when we click on your latest book cover we get taken right to the publisher's website. SHEESH, woman. I didn't even know about this book!

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  5. Aww man, that sucks HUGE. So sorry. You can come over on my blog and gimme shit anytime you want with days like that.

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  6. That would have been ME up there on that comment. *g* Wrong sign in.

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  7. Carolyn Jean10:21 AM

    I love your system. Can I steal it? I just got a rejection on a partial...oh, I had such high hopes. My cure: pizza. Maybe overboard. But hey, Knight's Challenge sure looks fun!

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  8. Thanks for the "awww, poor Kate" notes, guys.

    sure, carolyn jean and here're more Kate's System Pointers:

    Try not to get too many rejections in one day. It's hard enough to stop everything to send out a single submission out when a rejection comes in. I try to keep the numbers constant.
    Friday was all about sending.

    Also if you're going for BSRS (bulk submission/rejection syndrome) the portions of pizza and chocolate should be kept reasonably small. No point in adding overweight to the misery if you have a lot of submissions out there.

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  9. Sucks. no fun.
    I had another rejection and a bad review last week, too. But this week I have some hopeful news that may turn into something, although I won't know for a few weeks yet.

    What an up and down merry-go-round the writer's life is.

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