Writers Horoscope August 24: Rejection? Make it work for you.

Your friend woke up to three ‘Thanks, but no thanks.’ emails last Friday.

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A pity.

You could be next.

You could give up. Or you could…

  • unleash your trusty PaperMate… [Adding sound effects is perfectly acceptable.]
  • scrawl out an angry, primed-for-the-trashcan “You don’t know what you’re missing!” tirade…
  • move on with your novel about a thoughtless, talentless book editor who encounters a gauntlet of starving homicidal writers.

Your choice.

Writers Horoscope August 23 : Run your own race. Find your own pace.**

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Sure, others will push past you and achieve more notable success.

Look at it this way [yes, it’s Chapter Umpteen in ‘find the positives’.]: You may never have to confront that damnable ‘impostor syndrome’ that creeps up on some folks. And if you keep lip-diddling your way through your one book, you won’t face that fearsome ‘sophomore slump’.


 

** Yes, sentence 2 was redundant, but I fell victim to the rhyme. So sue me.

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Writers Horoscope August 21: Prepare to be exploited.

Your desperation attracts jackals.

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You wanted an editor for your easy chapter book. First quote to come in: $1500.
Say what?
Exhibit patience. Not your strong suit.
Lower quotes are on the way.
Time for you to be the exploiter.**


 

**Even if you follow up on a $500 offer, and don’t like the results, find another editor with a reasonable rate. Result: Detailed feedback from two editors and you’re still out hundreds less than if you’d jumped at that first profiteer.