I’ve been thinking about my latest rejection – all night long. Yeah, it is hard to get a rejection but what is even harder is not knowing why.
Was it because I sent in the file with Courier font instead of Times New Roman?
Was it because I failed to follow instructions and submit the story single spaced and not doubled?
Was it the typos?
Was it the poor sentence structure and/or lack of flow?
Was it the poor story outline and lack of plot?
Was it the content?
The foul language?
Or was it just because they didn’t like it? That it didn’t fit what they were looking for?
All of the above?
None of the above?
I’ll never know. All I can do is put it out there and move on. Crit groups do help. I can at least eliminate the bad writing with practice and find things out about myself as a writer. I honestly wouldn’t have guessed that my material is X rated.
Live and learn (and full of cliches 😉 ).