Monday, April 2, 2018

Gratitude Monday - The Good Rejection Edition

I received a wonderful manuscript rejection recently and for it I am grateful.
Why?
Because the rejector took the time to tell me several good points before pointing out a glaring issue that put her off.
This is constructive criticism. It doesn't happen that often. I consider this rejection a blessing because I know now what needs fixing and I can get it done.
I am getting it done now.
It will be out for submission again and when it is it will be better, cleaner, and stronger.
This is good, and for this help I am grateful.

6 comments:

Kimberley said...

I want to be you when I grow up.

Leah J. Utas said...

Awwww.

messymimi said...

Being able to use constructive criticism to improve your work is essential to being a great writer.

Leah J. Utas said...

It sure is, Messymimi.

solarity said...

[post finally loaded for me today] This is the kind of editor that is a blessing to us readers, as well as the writers.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

So very true, Mary Anne.