Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Quote of the Day


It's easy to forget that our work is often rejected not because it's terrible, but because it isn't right for that market at that time (or the editor reading it doesn't think it's right for the market):


"For over a year I continued to submit mss, and have them rejected - the last few with rejection letters indicated the story was pretty good, but I was American." --Nora Roberts 

Poor thing.  I hope this "Nora" person didn't give up.  Who knows; she might have a future in the writing business if she gets her work in front of the right person....

4 comments:

Genene Valleau said...

LOL, Barb! I think Nora bounced back pretty well from rejection. :)

Sarah Raplee said...

Me, too!

Sarah Raplee said...

LOL!!! But point taken.

Paty Jager said...

Fun quote!