Thursday, November 25, 2010

It comes before "S"

When I opened my mailbox and saw an envelope with my own handwriting, my heart did a little flip but then promptly sunk when I saw how thin it was. Yes it was the response I'd been waiting for from the HAR pitch request I got this Summer. And the news was not good--an R.

On the plus side, I did get a page worth of feedback--brutally honest feedback that is hard to hear but worth its weight in gold. There were some positives in there, but basically she felt the story had too many predictable turns. And the predictable turns are an integral part of the story.

So this story is going to get shelved for a while. I need to move least for now. Maybe someday I'll go back and try to fix the issues. But for now, it's time to get lost in something new.


Rachael Johns said...

Oh hugs Marcy! nothing we can really ever say to make an R feel better but I reckon if they gave you that fabulous feedback it means they think your writing is worth them taking the time to respond too. Good luck with your next sub!

Lacey Devlin said...

(HUGS) Marcy! But a page of feedback is rare indeed so your writing must show great promise :) I'm so glad you're already thinking about going upwards and onwards xx

Bec said...

Big hugs! But i love your response. Inspiring!!

Marcy said...

Thanks, ladies. All hugs gratefully accepted.