Monday, March 11, 2013

My First Rejection Letter

Anyone who’s seriously considered writing, has probably heard about how Stephen King used to fill a nail in his wall with rejection letters.  In his book On Writing he writes, “By the time I was fourteen…the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it.  I replaced the nail with a spike and kept on writing.”  As an aspiring writer and fan of Stephen King, this story has been a major inspiration to me.  So much in fact that I am not even discouraged by my first rejection letter that arrived in the mail today.  If fourteen-year old Stephen King could take a nail full of rejection slips, surely I can handle this one.  Bring on the rejection letters!  Do your worst!  I will nail each and every one of those heartless sheets of paper to my wall until I receive an acceptance letter!


  1. Super attitude, Heather! I'm so proud of you.

  2. keep putting yourself out there! Congrads on the grand rejection!

  3. One publisher down . . .
    Here's hoping you find the perfect match sooner than later!

    1. Thanks for the words of encouragement! My spirits were truly lifted when I saw that Mark Twain quote on your blog.