The How of Rejection
by Jay Squires
Chapter 15 of the book How This Critter Crits
Ah, my friend, we've all gone through this, haven't we? I remember sending my first ms - cost $10 - to one of the highest regarded editors in the business, Donald Maas, owns his own literary agency, the whole enchilada.
So I'm sitting on pins and needles because, of course, not only will he publish me, this was the next American Novel literary winner. Finally, back comes the ms. With shaking hands I open the envelope, pull out the ms and notice - no check. I pull it out completely and in RED pen, scrawled across the first page he wrote TRIPE!
Gotta have a thick skin, not to mention a realistic attitude, 'cause he was right. That one was tripe, lol. I think FS has done so much for me since then.
Thanks so much for sharing, gave me a chuckle or two and a fun memory.
Comment Written by Showboat on 21-Aug-2015