Being a novelist sets one up for plenty of rejection. Trust me on this. Because even when a writer sells a book and even when it looks like said writer has had an easy go of it, he or she will still have countless opportunities to be rejected in the future. By reviewers. By readers. By friends. By colleagues. By agents.
Because of those times of rejection, I have learned to savor all the more those wonderful moments when sweet words come my way. On Friday, my editor sent me my line edits for A Promise Kept. In the email she said,
I love this story. Bawled through it a second time.
Sweet words indeed.
Anyway, I am busy trying to complete my part of the line edits to get the document back to my editor by the due date. I love to get to see the tweaks the editor has made. I try to learn from them so I’ll do better next time.
Now I’d better get back to them. Time is ticking away.