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Offline Gyppo

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Re: Rejections -- Why?
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2012, 07:01:38 AM »
As Matt said.

A personalised rejection means what it said.  Someone actually took a minute to offer encouragement.  Suggests they took time to read it as well, even if they realised party way through it wasn't for them.

See it as a fish which got away.  The bait was good and the hook was in for a while.  You just need to find another fish ;-)

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Re: Rejections -- Why?
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2012, 07:21:37 AM »
Matt- It was for a novel and you're right about the gold dust! This rejection shall take pride of place in my special drawer, on top of all the standard ones, lol.

Gyppo, I like the fishing analogy and well done for avoiding the 'plenty more fish in the sea' cliche!  :D

I'm loving the way I'm so needy that a little encouragement has me gushing like a little schoolgirl. It's like I'm a writer or something...

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Re: Rejections -- Why?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2012, 07:48:36 AM »
Agents and publishers hardly ever take the time to personalise selections, so that's great encouragement.
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Re: Rejections -- Why?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012, 07:28:25 PM »
My first rejection letter was one of the standard type. It was for a short story and I have kept it along with the story for years now.

Any time I need a real boost, I pull that story out and read it then bask in the knowledge of how much my writing has improved since then.  ;D
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Re: Rejections -- Why?
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 05:54:09 AM »
Now I am learning quite a lot from the comments. Must have had MWC as my god parents as I am yet to experience that level of rejection. Came to MWC for training and it paid off.
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