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:~: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 :~:

Motivation when you need it

Today's post was going to be about the August time warp in the NY publishing industry. I've been waiting about 6 weeks now to hear on my manuscript which currently sits on three editors desks (2 weeks of July + the entire month of August when the publishing houses disappear into a worm hole and reappear in September).

I have to admit, I'm edgy. Feeling a little blue.

Just before I sit down to write this, I check my email. I subscribe to two different writing article loops, so I get a lot of emails with links to (mostly) great information.

This one's titled: Staying Motivated in the Face of Rejection? by Anna DeStefano.

Oh, wow! Is that timing or what? I SO need some serious motivation at the moment. I click on the link...

And nothing.

No "This page could not be displayed", no wrong link, nothing funky.

Just...nothing. A completely blank web page.

It was like...PSYCHE! There is no staying motivated for rejection you dimwit!

I must be punchy for something like that to strike me so funny, but it did.

Anyway...I decided I really needed the spirit mojo, so I went in search of the article...once again hoping.

And I'm so glad I did. This is one of the best, most matter-of-fact articles on the subject I've ever read, and I won't even attempt to paraphrase it here. But take a minute and read this even if you're not feeling like you need that motivation at the moment, because sometime in the future you will and then you'll hopefully either have this article bookmarked for that moment or have the words in your head.

It's a short, quick read and worth a couple minutes of your time.

The REAL link: http://annawrites.com/articles/pdf%20files/Keep%20your%20eye%20the%20finish%20line.pdf


Blogger Theresa said...


We must have the same sense of humor, because that strikes my funny bone too. I'd laugh my ass off if that had happened to me. lol

I'll have to check the link out. Maybe print the article off and keep it on hand.

If you want another really inspiring post about rejection, try this one. I guarantee, you'll love it.


9:57 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...


That link didn't take. Try this one and scroll down to the guest blogger Maria Snyder, maybe-- forget the last name.


10:01 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

Wow. Great article, J. And just what I needed. Thanks for posting it!

10:07 PM  
Blogger Edie said...

Great article, Joan! Thanks for posting the link.

And congrats on having your ms. with 3 editors. I'd be impatient too!

8:35 PM  

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