I received over a hundred rejections from editors and agents before I was published. It's depressing to get the 'big R,' but if I had quit with the story I'd receive 93 ( yeah, that's a lot) I would never have a book in print.
It's tough and humiliating to get turned over and over. You think you can't do it any longer. You even want to crawl in bed and pull the covers over your head and never get up again. It's excruciating to keep going. If you stay with writing, it will get easier, but it's always going to be tough.
"Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely." Quote by Jessamyn West.
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." Quote by Richard Bach.
There are many people who are great writers, but they gave up because they were rejected. Life is tough, but if you want something you keep working.
On September 13th, my book, A Fool's Fool came out in audio. Here is the link: http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B00945MFMI&qid=1347906078&sr=1-1
Tag: Pranks are carried too far.
Blurb - Kathy O'Reilly, a strong-willed woman doesn't allow men to walk over her or anyone else. When one of the co-owner's of Gagsters, Norm Jokes, is allowed to get away with playing pranks, she speaks up to her boss.
Jason Barrone, co-owner of Gagsters is attracted to his assistant and will not allow his best friend to cause him to lose her. Jason wants them to be friends because he doesn't want to have to make a choice of who goes and who stays.
Have a great Saturday.
Sandra K. Marshallhttp://www.eirelander-publishing.com