Rejection dream

25 07 2015

Had a dream the other night where I received a letter from a publishing house I had sent my book proposal to a couple months ago. The letter was terribly scrawled; it looked like some third-grader had written it. I tried my best to decipher what it said, and the gist of it was that they had passed, saying my proposal/book was “exaggerated.”

This past week I’ve been anxious about receiving anything from from the actual publishing company I sent my proposal to. I check the mailbox every day, dreading to see the self-addressed stamped envelope I included in my proposal, while also being paranoid that the longer it takes, the more the answer is no. I also wonder whether or not they even received my proposal and am further paranoid they never did. Basically a lot of anxiety and paranoia. Between games of Age of Empires.

Another rejection

23 09 2014

People really don’t seem to like my personal essays. Maybe I’m just writing them wrong or their not very good, I don’t know. It’s a bit of a downer especially because the rejection was from a queer literary mag based in BC, and this is the third rejection I’ve gotten from them (or is it four?). Gah. Really frustrating.

Poetry’s not for me

27 02 2014

Got another rejection today, and again, it was for my poetry. Not that I’m really surprised, but it does make me feel like I should focus my creative energies elsewhere and that my poetry isn’t poetry-ish  enough. I’ll always write it, but maybe I should be… weirder about it. Or something. I have no idea.

Another rejection today

2 08 2013

From a publication that produces gay-themed stuff too, which makes me a bit sadder than the usual rejection.

Sigh. But I gotta keep goin, right? Gotta keep going…

It’s amazing what rejection can inspire

9 07 2013

Now I’m writing a personal essay about it! I hope I get rejected more!

Rejection no. 2 of the week

28 06 2013

Event magazine said no today, which was disappointing because I honestly thought my piece would do well in the competition, as I feel it’s probably the best creative non-fiction piece I’ve written. So that was kind of a bummer too.

Anyway, I just finished sealing the envelope for my submission to the Malahat Review, who I feel will consider it more than Event. At least I hope. I know enough to keep going, to not let rejection stop you because it’s really what you have to get used to and get over for a career as a writer.

Here’s to keeping truckin’!

One more review to go…

31 08 2012

I’m so behind everything, and so tired at the same time.  Still need to get my textbooks and I got word today that some poems I submitted for a literary magazine didn’t get chosen, which is a little disheartening.  Oh well.