Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Making Rejection Pretty & Fun

I've decided to make a rejection box. Not just any box, but a beautiful box decorated and snazzy--like a Christmas package. I'll put all my rejections in it and twice a year, I will treat myself to a Big R Party.

Now how on earth will I pay for this party? Here's the plan:

*Query letter rejection = $5
*Partial with Synopsis rejection = $10
*Full Rejection = $20

Why am I doing this? Because I need motivation to get some more queries out there regardless of the icky taste in my mouth whenever I receive a big fat NO. And if I reward myself for sticking my neck out into the slush pile and for swimming with the sharks, I know I will be more inclined to face the inevitable rejections that come from querying.

Anyone want to join me? Make your own R Box. And let me know how you reward yourself for pursuing your dreams!

First party or shopping spree or whatever? June 2010!!

8 comments:

Ellen B said...

Brilliant idea! I'll be stealing it when I start querying :D

Christine said...

Yes, go for it! I'm making my R-Box today.

marthawarner said...

Hhmm... thinking... this sounds like a good idea. Maybe I'll have to join you...

Christine said...

You should! We can party at Nationals!! Woot!

Gwen Hernandez said...

I love it. What a great way to make something positive out of a negative event.

Christine said...

That's right. Why have lemons? We can have lemonade... woot!!

Robin said...

What a great idea! I'm so bad at sending out queries too, but have vowed to get more out there this year! Good luck, Christine, and I hope you won't need that box for long. :)

Christine said...

Hi Robin: I hope I don't need it for long either. My goal this year is to write a single title length novel so I can pitch and query more agents. Category Romance isn't repped by too many agents.
I love writing category. Short, tight writing is my strength. As is getting to the heat of the matter. Now I have to stretch all my lovely emotions out. :)