9.18.2006

Lemonade

Getting rejection letters?
Got Snarked?
"Get over it" not quite doing the trick?

Herewith a link from MB Toolbox with directions for making lemonade with all those damn lemons Fresh Direct just delivered.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or you can just make the rejection letters into toilet paper, like the fine folks at lulu.com offer.

Manic Mom said...

Thanks Miss Snark! I'm now going out to jog a mile per rejection letter---I'll either get over them or just get realllly in shape!

Anonymous said...

Thanks MS.

Anonymous said...

Check out www.newhousebooks.com.

Vanity/not Vanity?

Curious?

She's a former agent.

MichaelPH said...

My favorite strategy is to immediately exercise after a discouraging event. Not only does exercising increase energy and release endorphin which makes you feel better, but by successfully completing my workout I can stop negative cycles of thought quickly.

I make plenty of lemonade on my elliptical machine. At this rate (of rejection) I'll be headed to the Ironman Triathalon...

Stacy said...

So successfully watching tv for 4 hours while successfully eating potato chips doesn't count - who knew?

Anonymous said...

Miss snark...
what do you think of the site Agent TurnAround Time?
http://community.livejournal.com/agentturnaround/profile

Sherry Decker said...

Here's how crucial a rejection is:
Stepan Chapman received over forty rejections for his novel, 'The Troika' before finding a small publisher who thought the book was fabulous. It ended up winning the Philip K. Dick award for that year.

overdog said...

Thanks. Very meaningful.

One said...

Thank you Miss Snark.

Mary Akers said...

Thank you, Miss Snark. This is fabulous! I can just hear my grandmother saying, "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps!"

BuffySquirrel said...

Check out www.newhousebooks.com.

Vanity/not Vanity?


My vote would be, vanity, based on these observations:

1) Home page targeted at authors, not readers;

2) Link on home page to "consulting services";

3) "Newhouse Books specializes in short-run titles and only works in financial partnership with its authors, sharing costs." (my emphasis);

4) Refusal to accept submissions from agents.

Ski said...

I have two words for this situation. Valium - Prozac. Victory through chemistry!

Rgds........Ski