Status: editing book #3
OK, it's the end of the month and I've pretty much shared all the wise words I have about rejections and setbacks.
So I started to write a silly blog and began searching the Internet for ideas. In doing that, I found there is a Rejection Hotline. It's a phone number you can give out if someone doesn't understand the word "no." Or you can call it yourself or give it to friends who are bored or…
Well, I decided not to call as my sense of humor doesn't tend to fit their video, and it sounded a bit more harsh than a number I would give out to anyone. Though there have been a few obnoxious telemarketers who won't take no for an answer that this might discourage. Hmm…
But at least the Internet search gave my brain time to come up with a legitimate topic for a blog: Have your characters been rejected by someone in one of your stories? If so, how did they handle that rejection? Yep, there are probably as many answers to those questions as there are characters.
Here are a couple of mine from my LEGACY series.
Use HUMOR to deal with rejection. A secondary character in the first book has a crush on the hero. However, their one date is awkward and ends up with a guy in a gorilla suit spying on them through her window. The hero tackles the gorilla and the secondary character ends up with her own hero in one of the other series books.
Use DRAMA and a WARRANT FOR ARREST. Using a much more serious tone, the reporter heroine flirts with a guy to get information for a story. When she realizes he's dangerous, she's in too deep and he kidnaps and attempts to rape her. She escapes by using her brain and survival instincts fueled by adrenaline. The guy gets a warrant issued for his arrest.
Want to share a rejection scene from one of your stories?
P.S. If you call the Rejection Hotline, let me know what you think!