I’ve just had another rejection for Shattered Lands: Torquemaster Rising. Unlike a lot of people, I take rejection well. Each rejection reduces the mile-long list of agents and publishers to whom I have yet to submit, and at the same time rises awareness of me. Yes they’ve rejected me this time, but there’s nothing to say that they will in the future, nor that they won’t start following me on Twitter or on Facebook and like something else I’ve done and just drop me a line. Naive? Maybe, but that’s how I got an editing gig with Fringe Works, and invited to work on the ‘secret’ project.
This last rejection was positive in its negativity. No, they weren’t interested. BUT. It was a close call, my writing is good. However, my writing also lacked that ‘something special’, and they were also working on something similar.
Now, I could take that to mean, ‘you’re good, and if we weren’t already looking at something similar we’d take you.’ But I won’t. I’ll take it in that whilst my writing is now of a good standard, I still need to improve a lot more and this is where YOU, my lovely followers, friends, subscribers and stalkers come in.
Please take a look at the short stories on this blog. There are quite a few, so please feel free to read your way through them, they are FREE afterall 🙂 Once you have done so, please take the time to leave a comment about what you liked and what you didn’t like because the whole point of me writing is to entertain people like you!