Friday, April 24, 2015

A to Z Challenge - Writing Inspiration - Understanding

The publishing world can be confusing and draining. Sometimes we are overwhelmed or emotionally battered. It helps when we recognize and understand a few things.

Understanding that critique partners and editors are only trying to make the manuscript better.

Understanding that rejection letters aren’t personal, they’re business.

Understanding that not everyone will be interested in our book.

Will we fare better if we understand those things? You bet! And then they won’t sideline us permanently.

21 comments:

i b arora said...

i read somewhere that 'lust for life' was rejected by 17 publishers and then it turned out to be a best-seller, why did earlier publishers find no merit in it?

Christine Rains said...

Sometimes our egos hurt and we forget this. But it's so important to remember how true it is. Great post!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

IB, it's all in personal tastes, and those other publishers just didn't connect with it.

Christine, we just have to take our egos off the line.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Understand and have a good attitude.

Patricia Lynne said...

All good things to understand. I'd add "understand that reviews are a person's opinion of the book and not the author."

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

cleemckenzie said...

I focus on understanding these things right after I throw the vase out the window. :-)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane - understanding for all circumstances is an essential .. and then quietude while you get through it ... Cheers Hilary

Nadine_Feldman said...

Yes, it's great to understand these things. But sometimes we need to have a little hissy fit to get to that understanding. It also helps to have a good friend, preferably another writer, to confide our feelings. When I do these things, I can move through disappointment and frustration much faster.

Dr. Theda said...

"Understanding" is very important
How we "perceive" a thing is often much worse than the actual "issue"
... Have a pleasant weekend....

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Good points and why it's so important to network with others who help you figure it all out.

Kristin said...

I've appreciate my personal editor very much as I slog through the challenge this year.

Pat Hatt said...

Yep, can't take everything personally

Sunni said...

Everyone has a different perspective on things. Stay positive and never get discouraged. It works for me.

Sunni
http://sunni-survivinglife.blogspot.com/

Linda Eugenia Denise Brin Korbetis said...

true,
only if you understand, then you know the reasons and issues is reduced.

Dr. Theda said...

Dear Lady Linda...
... To view "issues" from other "points of View".. Not just your own "Emotional" views on the details of the actual circumstances....

Shirley Corder said...

I enjoyed this post. I've never heard of this group but it looks as if I need to follow or maybe join you all!

I hope you're enjoying the A to Z challenge as much as I am!

Shirley Corder from
Out of Africa - Topics from A to Z

rolandclarke.com said...

It's taken me just over 60 years to understand why things happen, and I'm only just making sense of it. Becomes easier in a supportive group so thanks.

Majanka Verstraete said...

I completely agree with this post. Understanding is so important.


My latest post for the Blogging A to Z Challenge.

Michelle Wallace said...

Yep.
... getting into that mindset of "understanding" is the way to go...

Ranveer vishal said...

The tribulations of writers and how we take it. Our attitudes matter a lot.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Understanding is certainly is key if we are to survive and succeed in our writing journey...