[Book Nerd Links] Rejected Bestsellers

24 Tales from the Slush Pile: Rejected Bestsellers [Abe Books]

This is quite heartening!

16 thoughts on “[Book Nerd Links] Rejected Bestsellers

  1. HI Maedez,

    This sort of shook me awake. That’s amazing. Ha! Very inspiring, but I don’t think they would have wanted to be in this way. *Thank-you.*

    Even though I am not a novelist, this was STILL, tremendously inspiring. How goes the writing and new work space?


    • HI!!
      I am glad you found it as inspiring as I do! You are most welcome. 🙂

      My writing is going well, thanks! I just launched a second blog, and one of my short stories is being published in a horror anthology that comes out in a couple of weeks. How have you been? Your presence on WP has been missed!

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      • Hi!!!

        Oh yeah!!! 🙂 I did!!! So glad your writing is going well!!! Ooooo, congratulations on the short story being published!!!!

        That’s exciting.. 😀

        Oh I’ve been, my parents are getting over health issues and it was pretty upsetting and challenging for a bit. Aw,
        thanks for saying my presence has been missed. 🙂 I hope to be back with more frequency. How do I get the link to the newest blog?


      • I hope that your parents get better soon. I can only imagine how anxious and exhausting that has been for you.

        I have totally noticed your absence! Whenever you post something, I’m like, “Oh, yeah!”

        The new blog is called Font and Frock, and is at fontandfrock.com.

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      • Really???! I am so — surprised and moved over that. Thank-you for enjoying my content. Life sometimes makes you lose connection with the connection you can foster via creativity you know?? Yes anxious and exhausting – psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. It’s a little crazy.

        Anyway, only because I love them dearly.

        I will be posting more though, I hope!

        Okay – going to the new blog!

        (So cool…)


      • Of course I have noticed your absence! I totally understand. Alas, life does often get in the way of our connections and our creativity. Best of luck with all of your creative stuff this year, as well as your emotional well-being. I hope 2015 is wonderful for you on all fronts.

        I hope you enjoyed the new blog (or what you’ve seen of it, anyway).

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  2. I’ve been spending A LOT of time learning how to properly edit lately which means I’m confronted by the mistakes and weaknesses in my writing, but it hasn’t for a second made me give up. Whether one of my books is destined for fame is not for me to dwell upon (of course I think about it). It robs me of happiness.

    What I’ve noticed is that the praise I always thought I needed is gratifying, but only for a little while. I certainly wouldn’t turn down a chance at being published by a big house, but I think for now I’m happy doing all the work myself–there’s so much freedom in it (even with the missteps). 🙂


    • Oh, yes! Editing will do that to you. It is guaranteed to change the way you write, at least to an extent.

      I agree that focusing too much on the fate of one’s writing is the surest way to suck joy out of the process. I also think that anyone who writes for fame is doing it for the wrong reasons.

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on the subject! 🙂


      • Yes! It is amazing the things one catches years later…

        Re-doing that first novel will either be a wonderful and ultimately rewarding challenge or a frustratingly fruitless effort…but you won’t know until you try! 🙂

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