Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Rejection Project

I just got off the phone with an author friend. She (along with a few other writers) have been in a tightly knit group where we critique, edit and cry with each other. She received some incredibly harsh news and in her frustration she said, "I wish I wasn't the only one who was rejected."

Rejection, no matter how hard we try, tends to feel a little personal. It can make us feel unwanted. Alone.

But does it have to be? Rejection is a rite of passage, a stepping stone (sometimes many, many, many stepping stones).

With that in mind, I'm starting the Rejection Project.

I'm going to submit an unedited query (I kind of feel like it's cheating if I have my editor/writing friends help me) to agents and editors that I don't know. There will be "insider" help.

It'll just be me, a query and a finished manuscript.

And here's the best part. I'm going to share the ups, the downs...the stagnant moments when self doubt threatens to keep me paralyzed. So next time, when you're feeling heaviness of rejection, remember you're not alone.

Please, join me. We don't have to be alone in our literary endeavors.

1 comment:

Pam Reeves said...

You're a brave gal, Clarissa! Thanks for your encouragement!