Thursday, April 12, 2007

That's Subjective Biz

MENTAL STATUS: "Uncomfortable". My dentist made me a temporary piece in my mouth for the tooth I had pulled. It's a cross between dentures and a retainer. Lovely. It makes my mouth sore and gives me headaches. The good news? I only have to wear it for 3 to 5 months, and I suppose things could be a lot worse.

After reading Kristin Nelson's blog last night, I had renewed hope in my writing. She went on to post two "no" responses from different editors on a book (she obviously loved) that she'd submitted for a client.

As depressing/frustrating/maddening something like that must be for that writer, it gave me (a newbie, non-agented writer) a lot of hope. This business IS very subjective. Sometimes I forget that just because you have an agent that loves your work, it doesn't mean an editor will love your work. Or even readers will love your work.

Although I heard stories like that before, it's nice to have that reality check again. It actually gives me the confidence to start submitting again. I've been holding off, tinkering, but maybe I should just try to see what happens. After all, it is all about finding the right fit.

Do you like to hear stories like that or does it frustrate you?

2 comments:

Margo Lukas said...

Just popped over and read Kristin's post. Interesting.

I like to hear stories like that because it makes it easier to keep going after the rejections :)

The many, many rejections...

Elle Fredrix said...

Thanks for the link. I keep reminding myself how subjective this business is, and it's nice to hear someone else say it too.