Lit Up
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Lit Up

Literary Rejection and the Slippery Slope of Self-Sabotage

Rejection stings. No doubt about it. There’s no feeling quite like putting your best effort into a piece of writing, sending it out to an acquiring editor or prospective agent, then waiting nervously for weeks or months only to hear, “Thanks, but no”. It’s disappointing, painful, and a lot of other unpleasant-sounding adjectives besides.

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J. Brandon Lowry

J. Brandon Lowry

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Nomadic PhD and full-time writer. Topics: Writing, Fiction, and Poetry. Editor at Forge Editing Services: forgeediting.wordpress.com