Rejection Repurposed, #3

We inferred Rejection #3 from a Del Mar agency’s non-response yesterday. Today, to commemorate the non-occasion by making something beautiful, I created a book thong whose ornaments and colors imply the sea.
Elation is the tide that ebbs and flows. Happiness, the wave that comes and goes. Beneath them both, unending currents roll, and so Resolve propels us to our goal. S.T. Ranscht


Somewhere beyond the sea,
Somewhere, waiting for me,
An agent stands on golden sands
And loves all the pages I’m sending.
New book thong in an old (1893) book

Author: Sue Ranscht

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18 thoughts on “Rejection Repurposed, #3”

    1. Thanks very much! Yes, indeed I have — many times. By Grapthar’s Hammer, you shall be avenged! But my favorite is Sigourney Weaver as Gwen DeMarco as Tawny Madison: “This episode is badly written. Whoever wrote this episode should DIE!”


  1. I love this idea (even as I completely understand how rejection feels), making something beautiful from potential despair. It’s a lovely bookmark, and it’s reminding me that I could always use more. I’m reading three physical books right now, and I’m using a bill to hold the place on one of them.

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    1. Thanks, Hugh. Because it’s impossible to know the reason behind a non-response or form letter rejection, I suspect those kinds sting a little less than a negative, critical, personal rejection would. But I don’t really want to find out the hard way. In the meanwhile, I remind myself how many times other writers’ works were rejected by presumably knowledgeable agents and editors, only to become highly successful when the right people received them. So we’re happy to continue the hunt.

      Plus, the serotonin bump from making something helps to elevate the mood. 😉

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      1. I think I’ve only ever received one personalised negative response, many years ago now, before email. I’m not sure anyone would take the time to do that these days. Occasionally there are nice rejections, which is a boost. Perseverance! It’s a long, laborious road, but you’ll get there.

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        1. Thank you, Curtis. You are always encouraging, and I value your thoughts. I wouldn’t mind a nice rejection that includes constructive criticism, but I”m not sure how a negative one would affect me. If we receive any of those, perhaps I’ll share it with you. Yes, Robb and I are committed to persevering!


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