Thursday, June 19, 2014

Author Support Blog Hop

Today I'm participating in an exciting blog hop.




Being a writer is tough. You're expected to spend hours in front of a computer, pouring your heart out. You have such passion...such excitement...such utter frustration.




Then, about halfway through, you hit that point where you realize that brilliant idea you had isn't turning out to be so brilliant in novel form.




Finally, you send it out to editors, only to get one of these.




Still, you're expected to keep going. You try telling yourself rejection is a part of the process. Some of the best books ever written were rejected multiple times.



Yet the doubts creep in. How do you silence that voice? Simple...you keep writing.

Join in on today's blog hop by adding your link to the list below.


45 comments:

  1. Keep going, because doubtful you'll be rejected 123 times!
    I bet those Chicken Soup authors are laughing all the way to the bank.

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  2. Stephanie, your blog post about writer's rejections is quite enlightening. You tell it like it is.

    My wish for you is that your next manuscript be accepted on the first try and that you never get writer's block.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. That is an interesting rejection list! I can't believe there are that many publishers to do the rejections!

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  4. Wow, Gone with the Wind was rejected 38 times???? That REALLY puts things in perspective. That's definitely a reason to be persistent :)

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  5. Apparently, getting To Kill a Mockingbird written and published was a long, torturous process.

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  6. poor writer kitty... too bad she doesn't eat paper .....

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  7. I'm feeling a lot like that cat lately. Sigh. But I'll keep on going….

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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  8. Keep having faith and one of these days you will make it!

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  9. I'm proof of that, Beth! 20 years. Of course, rejection never completely goes away, but you just keep going. If you love to write, you really have no other choice.

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  10. Exactly! Just keep writing! :D

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  11. Just have to keep on keepin on and trying many many new ways

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  12. I've now got a vision of Dory from Finding Nemo stuck in my head... Just keep [writing], just keep [writing].

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  13. Just keep writing, just keep writing, just keep writing...

    Dory had it right. Great post.

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  14. I know you won't stop. You're not a quitter. No you aren't.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  15. i don't think i'd have the fortitude. :)

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  16. So true. If yo quit, you will be nowhere. You have to keep on trying until you succeed. There are many famous authors who were rejected numerous times. Had they quit, they would not be where they are today.

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  17. You have to respect anyone who goes after what they want, even after being rejected. Must be terrifying though. And yeah, look at the laughs now with all on the list. ;)

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  18. I had no idea how many times all these famous books were rejected. That should put some spirit back into all the writers and realize that publishers can be idiots:)

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  19. That list of rejections says it all!
    Gone With The Wind... 38 times? Unbelievable!
    Writer In Transit

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  20. great post! keep writing!
    please visit me in free time
    http://mesmerize87.blogspot.com/

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  21. Rejection's a part of succeeding at least thats what my dad always told me

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  22. What a fun hop! I shared my article on "Why I Write" to fit the theme. I hope that's okay.

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  23. what a sweet blog hop!
    i don't know how writers got thru all that without blogging - i think they drank a lot - or maybe had writers' circles?

    doubts creep for all of us, but we must keep on!
    thanks!

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  24. Hi Stephanie! That rejection list is good motivation to keep at it. I also like to check out the 1-star reviews of my favorite novels at Amazon. It's all more proof that you can't please everyone - and you shouldn't try (plus some of the reviews and criticisms are just deeply hilarious). Just be you, and keep writing. Happy hopping!

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  25. It must be so difficult to be rejected for a book you took a lot of time to write...

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  26. All you can do is keep trying.

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  27. Those rejection counts are really inspiring... anything can get rejected, even if it's amazing! I heard JK Rowling also got rejected a ton...

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  28. Seth--Yes, 12 times, according to the list. I have to add, though, that the list is just one I found. I didn't verify that all the #s were accurate.

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  29. Wonderful idea for a blog hop. Other writers share your pain - and your hope. Never ever give up.

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  30. Ugh, rejections! I think I need to print that list out and post it on my wall!

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  31. Yes, just keep on writing! Look how popular those Chicken Soup books are now - wow!

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  32. You make amazing posts and yes I had the filling you are persistent:))

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  33. I can't imagine how tough it is to be a writer! I'm a baker, that has to write to blog. But I'm envious of those of you with real talent! Great advice.

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  34. I keep writing and submitting until something happens. Those yeses are never instant.

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  35. Yup, I keep writing.

    I'm trying to find an agent now. I keep getting rejected. But I won't give up.

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  36. Makes me feel much better to see that some of the best books ever written were rejected multiple times. Keep writing, is my mantra.

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  37. I won’t join the blog hop as I’m not a writer, but wanted to say how much I admire those of you who are. I sell vintage books for a living, and feel sure I have a much easier task than the writers.

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  38. Ciao bellissima!
    Have a great day doll!
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  39. I will be finding out rejection once by book is completed... although I should have it down to a science from dating and rejection ;-)

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  40. whenever I've attempted to write anything - more than a paragraph, it turns out like the photo of writer cat :/ Bad.

    Hope all is moving along well with your writing!

    Thank you for your congratulatory comment re: my son's graduation. for some reason I am not getting email alerts when there is a comment on my blog; I didn't realize it was there :(

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  41. I've decided writing isn't something you have a choice about. It decides for me. I have to sit down and get it out or it will not let me sleep...sadly, it will still let me eat! I like the idea of a schedule or a novel in my mind, but for now, I'm still in training!

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  42. Great post! It can be tough getting rejected and trying to look on the bright side- but the list you shared does speak volumes. Lots of my favorite books were rejected over and over again!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  43. Great post! It can be tough getting rejected and trying to look on the bright side- but the list you shared does speak volumes. Lots of my favorite books were rejected over and over again!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  44. Yes, I think it's so important to remember that ALL authors are rejected. It's all a part of the process. Thanks for participating in the hop!

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