2/23/07

Read This

Go HERE and read Miss Snark's post entitled "When to give up."

And thanks to "Anonymous" for helping me figure out how to link directly to the post. :)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great post by Miss Snark. Sometimes, we get so hung up on getting published, we forget the most important reason why we write--because we love it.

I received a rejection on a novel from a publisher who called me and spoke to me about my book. The publisher said my manuscript was very good. The publisher then went on to give me the positive comments as well as a few suggestions. Some of the positive ones included that the story kept the reader up late at night reading the story and even though the story ended the way she expected, she enjoyed the ending. I really appreciated the publisher taking the time to call and speak with me and be so encouraging, even telling me to keep going, that I was very close, and my book was very good.

Would an acceptance have been better? Of course. But, this kind of feedback made me feel like I was going in the right direction and I was very pleased with the phone call.

Have I ever thought of giving up? Absolutely. But my love of writing pulls me back and, someday, you'll see my books on the shelves.

Anonymous said...

If you click on the time stamp at the bottom of the page, it will take you to a permanent link for that particular post. You can then copy and paste that URL into your post.

LDS Publisher said...

That works for most sites, but when you do that at Miss Snark's site it does not change the URL.

Anonymous said...

You're right. Bizzare. But, here's the link:
http://misssnark.blogspot.com/2007/02/when-to-give-up.html

When you click on the date it puts the link in the bottom of my screen (I use firefox), but when the link opens, it's just that post, but only missnark as the URL.

I did copy location.

Strange.