The Power of Rejection

“When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.”   – Kelly Cutrone.
My I have been absent from my writing.  I don’t like that yet sometimes it just happens.  Actually it came about because two different agents told me with great kindness that they couldn’t help me with my memoir.  Each gave me some good advice and very upbeat apologies for not being able do anything for me.  They both said not facetreeoneIMG_0333to give up because there may be someone out there who would like to take on my project.  I was a bit disappointed but not downtrodden by the news.  Yet as I realize I haven’t done any writing since, apparently it hit me much harder than I thought.  I hate rejection.  Well, that was telling!

So here’s the deal, I sort of feel like giving up on the memoir.  I’m tired of it.  However, its purpose is not to become a literary best seller.  It’s about cancer and what I learned that might help others who are trying to navigate the disease.  So I suppose I should take the advice given and work on the manuscript again and then figure out some way to get it out there even if it’s through an ebook.  That’s what I’ve told myself since I started writing it so I guess I ought to follow through.  

Thanks for the therapy session!  I appreciate your listening.   

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  1. Martha says:

    I think self-publishing an ebook via Amazon (or anybody else) is a great idea. I have heard that Amazon does a great job of assisting authors accomplish this, and the markieting and fulfillment is built in. Think about it…

  2. Hey Missy, Is there something “less than” in an ebook? Your journey will help others! I support you in bringing it into the light!

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