Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

You would think that with two very computer-savvy brothers, I would’ve received some of those “techie” genetics. Alas, that is not so.

You may wonder what happened to that last post about Kathryn Stockett, The Help, and the fact that Heather will continue to write, despite rejection? Well, I managed to delete that post while figuring out how to label stuff. The good news: I think I figured it out. The bad news: my encouraging article link is gone. But I’ll re-paste it here:

http://shine.yahoo.com/event/poweryourfuture/kathryn-stocketts-the-help-turned-down-60-times-before-becoming-a-best-seller-2523496

It seems everything and everyone is lining up behind the sentiment that, if you’re a real writer, you won’t stop when you meet slam-on with somewhat targeted rejection. I say “somewhat targeted” because I’m realizing that the two negative comments I’ve had on this book have been said before, to many other authors, some of whom have gone on to get published anyway.

It makes sense that agents/publishers are subjective–after all, isn’t everyone? We’re choosy about our spouse (hopefully!). We’re picky about what foods we love or despise (sweet or salty? chocolate always wins for me). And given how many different genres we love (classics, Amish fiction, vampire romance, sci-fi, biography), no wonder the responses from agents are all over the board.

I’m keeping my hopes up for my book. But not for understanding computers like my bros–everyone has their limits! And now excuse me–I’ve got to find something chocolate and label all my posts.

–Heather

One thought on “Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

  1. Hi Heather! Good, I'm so glad to hear you're hanging in there. Chocolate always helps! I mentioned you in a post on my blog just now and put a link to your blog (I hope– I'm also technically challenged sometimes!).I hope you have a great day, and now I will go raid my cupboards for chocolate, too. :)Amy

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