First personal reject ever

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003 

The first personal reject I ever received was from Lynne Polvino at Clarion Books. It was my first submission to a book publisher, and my first reject ever from a book publisher. It wasn’t until 2006 that I appreciated the “personal” part of this rejection.

To be honest, it was a personal form reject, but still personal none the less.

At the time of this rejection, I had fourteen finished books and out of those fourteen, I only consider one of those near worthy of sending to a publisher in 2007.

This reject was for The Cat that Loved to Catch Curveballs. 

Lessons to learn:

Be grateful for anything remotely personal when it comes to rejects.

Remember to get your work critiqued by numerous sets of eyes before sending it out.

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