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Monday, November 27, 2006

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The Evolution of Rejection

From this:

Dear Nameless Nobody,

This is an auto-reply. Thank you for your submission. If you do not hear from us sometime in the next five or six years, you may assume you suck.

To this:

Dear First Name,

Thank you for your submission. I liked reading it. Your writing is funny and honest. You, however, still suck.

Both hurt all over.

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Blogger bluebird of paradise said...

indeed they will..........

5:53 PM  
Blogger Plain Jane Mom said...

Isn't that the truth.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Kyran said...

two hours after this post I was back at it, making the next submission.

it's like a sickness.


6:45 AM  
Blogger peefer said...

From one nameless nobody to another, I don't think you suck half as much as those who think you suck more than the average person of suck. I'm getting thirsty.

11:32 AM  
Blogger ducklet said...

i used to get a lot of rejections as well until i learned the secret is not to submit. now i hardly get any!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Kyran said...

Ducklet, that's a great idea. I will be sure to include your name on the acknowledgements page of my unpublished book. As long as it stays unpublished.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

That agent will be known as the Dick Rowe of publishing one day.

To keep all of you from furiously googling the name "Dick Rowe", he was the man whose claim to fame is that he rejected The Beatles, saying "guitar music is on the way out".

The Beatles, in a magnanimous gesture, later told him to check out that "other" English band, The Rolling Stones.

5:14 PM  

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