Thursday, June 09, 2011

First or maybe second rejection

And so it begins.

I've had the standard rejection from the agent I approached with Novel 2. I've also had feedback from Dr Stu who offered to read a few chapters for constructive criticism.

Criticism however constructive, which this was, is always painful at first, as are rejections, so it's time to look again, think about the comments, take on board those I agree are relevant, and get back on my bike - or my keyboard at least.

But I need a cup of tea first ...

6 comments:

nick said...

Not that I've ever completed a novel, but if I had I think I would welcome any constructive criticism from anyone. Even if it didn't help to improve the book, it would give me a new perspective on it.

Robert said...

Pick yourself up and keep going. I'm at the same stage as you, but we'll get there!

Furtheron said...

I have a simple way of dealing with rejection... they are wrong, I am right... fact! They need to get over it :-)

Dr. Stu said...

I am anaspeptic and frasmotic to have caused you such pericombobulations ;-)

More constructive tips to follow by email.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

What do they know ??
After a nice cup of tea and a walk with George , you can read it all again and see if between them they've written anything helpful .....

Liz said...

It does, nick, but it inevitably hurts a little to have your baby criticised at all.

I hope we do, robert.

Good point, furtheron! I'll remember that.

No, it was helpful, stu!

Some of it is, sonata; some I disagree with!