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This week’s prompt: use a word, anywhere in your post that begins with the prefix “de-.” Extra points if your word ends with “ed”!
Delivered, destroyed and debilitated.
It was how I was feeling after writing my last novel only to have it rejected one more time despite every adherence to my editors requirements that I change this, that and everything else.
The one thing I have become skilled at throughout this entire process is to hit the delete button with monotonous regularity.
But life is all about trying is it not. So I shall once again take up my pen and plan another attack upon the wiles of publishing land. I shall deliver, I shall NOT be destroyed or feel debilitated ever again for I know that I am capable of words that will resonate with some publisher somewhere.
Now this next story. (Start with an eye catching opening sentence)
Dell decided to delve into the devious life of his arch nemesis Delroided Dervished.
Written for: http://lindaghill.com/2015/04/03/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-april-415/
Oh how frustrating, Michael. Never give up, never give in!
They are just words Linda. And why allow the truth the stand in the way of a good yarn??
Rejection is an editor’s way of saying “I will let another publisher become famous with this book because I’m too narrow-minded.”
I am sure JK Rowlings is an example of that. Thanks so much John. Enjoy your Easter break…
You as well
Rejection is the name of the game in publishing! Do you have published works, Michael? I’d love to read them. No rejection here! 🙂
Oh Mandy I only have a few things from long ago…..poems and a short story……in all honesty I have never really pursued publication……
Too bad, Michael, the world is missing out then. I’ll just have to count myself extremely lucky,
Yes you should…lol…..though it has been suggested I gather my fairy tales into some sort of anthology…..might be a project for a rainy day….
Michael… Keep it up. Don’t stop.
Loved the last line 🙂
Thank you praj, I shalt.
You are courageous. Don’t give up.
Thank you Deborah.
Ah, how determined of you! I’m getting into this “de….ed” with a vengeance:-)
Yes I feel committed to the deed.
Excellently done, Michael. Love the name of Dell’s arch nemesis 😀
Thank you Lyn, always fun playing with words. Happy Easter to you.
You too Michael 🙂
A lovely story, Michael, delivered with your usual flair – and determination not to be destroyed! It was convincingly written, even if it wasn’t true. The last line is superb! 🙂
Thanks Millie, hope you’ve had a great Easter.
You have the wit and creative ability that just was flowing like a river on the high rise when you wrote this! Great job Michael – and we are so lucky that you are generous in gifting the world with your writings, wits and delightful imagination – always 😀
Thank you Mercy, you are very kind.