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#1 - May 20, 2014, 06:49 AM
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Great essay. Thanks for posting the link, Andi!
#2 - May 20, 2014, 07:21 AM
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Yes, folks, this is a must-read!!
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#3 - May 20, 2014, 07:27 AM
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Haha! Great "Authors' Serenity Prayer" at the end.
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Yes, love the Serenity Prayer!!! I'd also add  :wine  to that... if it's the end of the day!
#5 - May 20, 2014, 10:20 AM

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Thanks for sharing this, Andi!
#6 - May 20, 2014, 10:25 AM
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I'm so glad I read this. Thanks for posting it!
#7 - May 20, 2014, 10:27 AM

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Thanks for sharing this!  An excellent reminder that when a rejection hits hard, it may have more to do with everything else going on in my world than anything to do with that particular manuscript or editor.   I've just gotten some "good" rejections (my family never understands that term) that are giving me concrete direction for revision of a PB.  Yep, that's a good rejection.


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#8 - May 21, 2014, 07:38 PM
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Well, phooey!  I tried the link and it's no longer working. Sounds like it was a good article too.
#9 - May 21, 2014, 09:56 PM
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It worked for me just now, Bobi. And it is a good one! Thanks for sharing it, Andi!
#10 - May 22, 2014, 01:03 PM

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Leslie--thanks for your post. I just retried the link and it worked just fine. This is a good article. I'm glad I tried the link again!
#11 - May 22, 2014, 10:27 PM
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I've learned that I have problems with clarity and character from one. Even if its not like a full rejection reason, the fact that I got anything is amazing in itself. So I love it.
#12 - May 28, 2014, 03:24 PM
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Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing.  :flowers2
#13 - May 28, 2014, 03:33 PM

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