Saturday, November 18, 2006

I'm officially a writer...

I recieved my first big REJECTION letter from Harlequin today for His Daughter's Keeper. What did I do? Well, when I first saw the envelope, I wanted to jump up and down with joy...until I read it's contents, then I wanted to cry. However, I didn't not give into my desire to cry. I simply worked on my synopsis to clearify a few things then sent it off to another publisher in hopes of a better result. I pride myself on my stubbornness and I will prevail...eventually.

This rejection letter taught me one thing, though...that I can survive it. I can survive having someone not like my work. It's not the best feeling in the world, but it didn't kill me; it made me more determined to keep going.


lainey bancroft said...

Hi Danielle,
I was a little late catching up on the HQ boards, so I thought I'd pop by and give you a personal congrats (and the necessary hugs and best wishes too, of course)
You absolute should be proud of your determination!
BTW, I don't think the first R necessarily means someone didn't 'like' your work. Perhaps the story didn't work for the target imprint OR the synopsis didn't convey the conflict. (synops are a bear!!!)

Did you get feedback in your letter?

Take care and keep writing! Your NaNo counter is an inspiration WTG!

Marcy Bassett-Kennedy said...

Sorry about your R. That sucks. But you're right, if you can persist through this, you are indeed meant to be a writer.

Here's hoping your next ms is accepted.