Wednesday, January 12, 2011

[insert sad dramatic music here]

Bad week all around.

Carina Press responded by email today.

Thanks but no thanks.

I find it slightly disturbing that I heard from both HQN and Carina in the same week and neither branch wants my little story.


Yes, my ego is completely deflated.
Yes, I'm feeling like a complete hack.
Yes, my life sucketh.

No, I don't know what I'm going to do next. 
No, I don't think I will send this book out again.


  1. there are other pub houses if you believe in your story
    take your time to sulk but get back up on that horse

  2. Sorry to hear that, Heather. Don't give up. Believe in yourself and your writing. If it makes you feel better, I could probably design Rejection Wallpaper with all the ones I've received. Hang in there, girlfriend. :-)

  3. So sorry! I believe in your story! I think you should self-publish. And like Joanna said, there are other publishing houses out there. Keep writing - you have a gift.


  4. Joanna - Thank you. You're right. I just don't have a lot of confidence in it or me right now.

    Liz - Thanks so much. I appreciate it. Don't even think of that wallpaper with your new digs! I love your updated office space.

    Katie - Coolest sister ever. I'm thinking of posting the story on the blog and inviting all the peeps I told about it to come and read it chapter by chapter. I need to ponder some more before I make a rash decision. Thank you. Love you too.

  5. You should publish it yourself. Changes are that your book is far better than most stuff published by established houses anyway.

    You've written a book and worked hard on it. Be proud! Work with yourself. It may take time, but sooner or later you will find the confidence you need to go solo.

  6. Amos - Thanks for the words of encouragement. I had confidence in my work but all those rejections take their toll. Probably a good idea to step back from that avenue for a while.


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