Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rejection, Nah…. Refinement!!

I did it! I sent off my first ever article to a magazine for consideration for publication.

I did it! I received my first ever rejection from my first ever magazine submission.

I didn’t do it! Cry that is…I know that I made an important first step by actually submitting…and as my husband so jokingly stated…your rejection email will be the first of many, that is just the name of the game, but it is proof that you are taking a step.

Well, I am off to review the suggestions from the editor on ideas for improvement—what a blessing that she offered constructive criticism so I can improve as a writer.

How about you? What have you done in taking a step towards your dream?


Running the race said...

Yahho! So proud of you Kim! One day I know you will be published my friend. Keep smiling and keep writing!

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Kim, I don't even consider this a rejection. If she wrote notes about how to improve, you might even re-submit after you've done so. If not, you've received valuable input and can start anew with a different pub. I'm so proud of you!!!!

Mary Aalgaard said...

That is GREAT news! Congrats on being brave enough to submit. Congrats on getting a helpful rejection. Congrats on taking risks. Keep writing, keep sharing, keep on keeping on! What an inspiration.

Lauren said...

Just submitting it was a huge step. Keep writing, you will be published. Until then keep blogging- I enjoy reading your post!

-Lauren (