Dare to Read

October 24, 2011

One More Rejection

Filed under: On Publishing,Quotes,Rejection — carmenferreiroesteban @ 5:20 pm
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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban



Another rejection has come my way.

It should get easier each time, but somehow it doesn’t. So I was glad to find this quote from the French writer André Maurois in the wonderful blog of Cheryl Klein, senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books. (http://www.cherylklein.com/id6.html)

“In literature, as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.” — André Maurois

Or not chosen, I may add.

Maybe next time I’ll have better news.

Fingers crossed.








  1. I’ll cross mine for you too. I know eventually you’ll find someone who appreciates it. Your writing is wonderful, but the market is tough and in a state of flux right now.

    Comment by Sandra Carey Cody — October 24, 2011 @ 9:33 pm | Reply

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Cody!
    You’re the best.

    Comment by carmenferreiroesteban — October 24, 2011 @ 9:35 pm | Reply

  3. Hello Carmen,

    These traditional publishers have few resources left for new books …
    As e-books are getting more and more popular, why not just publish an ebook version first, using Amazon and their CreateSpace (almost free) service and sell it at Amazon. If you do it NOW, you can have sales before Christmas. And don’t need to wait until a publisher brings it to market in two years.
    Some authors even get offers from publishers, when they see their successful books on Amazon.

    All the very best,


    Comment by Doris — October 26, 2011 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

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