Saturday, January 20, 2007

Tired of One Rejection After Another?

I guess the title speaks for itself, but have you just about had it with agents and publishers telling you that your query just isn't good enough? Does it royally piss you off when after you've spent months working on a story that just HAS to be a bestseller...after all...your Aunt Divinia loved it and she hates everything and your cousin on your father's side twice-removed said it's the best thing he's read being as he's been incarcerated for the last fifteen years and has had plenty of time to read everything there is...and you get that dreaded NOT FOR ME note? Doesn't it make you want to throw in the towel and take up basket weaving?

Never fret...there's a solution....

Go to www.dorothythompson.youaremighty.com and see what I did to get over the rejection blues...then...after that, put your own name in the url and see what a great picker upper it is!

Truthfully, I'm still waiting on three queries I sent out a couple of weeks ago, but when I get that dreaded rejection slip (which I know I will...so much for positive thinking), I will immediately download the link, sit back and say...I am mighty!!!!

Have fun....;o)

3 comments:

  1. Hey there, fellow Baby Boomer Chick!

    Sometimes I wonder if positive thinking is overrated ;-)

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  2. LOL, great comment, Annie! Hey, I stopped by your blog today..I love it!

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  3. I think there is some psychology involved with this. The way the words flash on the screen in tandem with the music, it's meant to create a certain very specific reaction. no matter how silly someone thinks it is, I think they still get a little twinge of that reaction, a little smile, or something.

    And I think it makes a difference. Because the one thing besides talent that you REALLY need, especially in writing is persistence, and persistence is made possible by belief in yourself.

    It's a matter of conditioning, replacing negative stuff with positive. And I think this accomplishes that in a sense that actually HAS some psychological effect. The power of positive thinking might not be everything, it must be followed up with action or it's just delusions of grandeur...but negative thinking can take away your belief in yourself, and if you don't believe, no one else will either. :)

    I don't think positive thinking is about irrationally believing ONE particular opportunity will work out, but believing if you keep going that you ARE good at what you do, and eventually SOME opportunity will work out. Believe it's an inevitability...and only a matter of time.

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