Oh for goodness sake. I've (mostly) enjoyed The Devil's Whore - it's been one of the best historical dramas I've seen, certainly in terms of clothes and photography and general grubbiness, but why did they have to go and change the ending? ( Spoilers ) Bad Channel Four. No Biscuit!
I've just spotted this on a submission call:
"Send us a cover letter and please tell us what questionable content may be found within the MS as we do not wish to subject our editors to content that may put them at risk emotionally."
You've got to feel for the poor editors. Perhaps there's a self help group they could join. Can you sue for Traumatic Editing Syndrome? *pets them*
Yesterday I saw an article over at Dear Author where a woman held a funeral for her writing career after 16 rejections. Whether or not she did it for publicity or not (which means she'll probably get published now) it made me laugh at first, and then made me think a little.
Writing is hard. But it's not the hardest part of the process. ( Read more... )Sixteen rejections is NOTHING. I had double that from major publishers from Standish before I gave up. It was only due to the poking from other authors that after a year of "OMG I'll never be an author" I picked myself up and resubmitted it to smaller presses.
Look at this list.
14 Books repeatedly rejected by publishers. Notwithstanding that I personally consider that most of this list should have followed that woman's example in my opinion and should have been buried (or preferably burned)-- my point still remains that persistence (and rewriting) pays off and if Jonathan Livingstone Seagull and Deathly Hallows can get published, well - anything is possible.
SO DON'T GIVE UP. Not ever.