Just a side note here. Four days after a hectic move, I only found my way to my computer. It was a horrendous move and of courseeeeeeeee I’m going to write about it when I find a place to sit. For now I just wanted to share an interesting post here on writing, some food for thought for struggling writers to ponder until I get back on my virtual feet!
I thought I’d repost this informative article I came across which showcases rejection comments given to some of our most iconic authors. As a writer, it reminds me that editors are only human and what tastes one have may not be the same as another, which can so easily lead to a rejection without even realizing the brilliance of the work. Yet rejection is a harsh blow to our egos and only those with thick skin can persist to follow their passion.
A few examples of rejection in the article are: Slighting Anne Frank for her writing, rejecting Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. D.H. Lawrence was asked to please don’t publish for your own sake, his Lady Chatterley’s Lover as well as Le Carre was told that he had no future when he submitted The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
An interesting read to say the least. Click the link below and don’t forget to close your jaw back shut when you feel it dropping.
Even Hemingway got them – read the rejection letters publishers sent to 11 great authors – Independent.ie.