Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Hive Mind

Isn't it interesting how some topics seem to pop up all over the place at the same time? Here I was, having a down kinda week, and I come across a bunch of blog posts about rejection and/or bumming. I liked them, so I thought I'd share.

At The Merry Sisters of Fate blog, we learn that even published authors get that slimy feeling. (You mean a book deal doesn't solve all of your problems?!? Crap.)

In a guest post on Kate Schafer Testerman's Ask Daphne blog, author Sara Beitia blogs about her publishing journey. This is one of my favorite "how I got published" stories of all time.

Finally, a funny one. The Rejectionist posted an email from a friend about an envelope he received from an agency. I laughed until my sides hurt. For real.

Have you seen any other posts on rejection lately? How do you perk yourself up when you're feeling down?

ETA - A few more links I forgot I had saved:

Yasmine Galenorn

Laurell K. Hamilton

R.K. Charron

Myra McEntire

and one from Lisa Green in the comments


  1. Very cool. Just shows we all go through it in some form or another!

  2. Those were great. When I'm down I take a break and eat LOTS of M&Ms. :)

  3. I know I already commented, but take a look at this link for some famous rejections:

  4. Thanks, Lisa! I added your link, and you reminded me of a couple of other rejection links I had saved. :)

    Blee - Mmmmm...M&Ms!

  5. Like the links. thanks. I've mentioned you on my blog.

  6. Thanks for the kind words on "Take Vienna," Larissa! (It's my first guest post ever and there were/are certain nerves attached...)

    -- Sara

  7. I was having a bummed week too :) I even blogged about it and got a lot of responses, so I'm guessing there's something in the water! Thanks for the links, I'll go check them out.

  8. Valentine's day is past and none of us are feeling the love!