Friday, August 28, 2015

Rejection can make a heart sing

Just a quickie post here to say I received another rejection for my manuscript, with this observation:
You have many strengths as a writer, including character development, integrating Chinese words into the text, presenting facets of Chinese culture, incorporating humor, and establishing scenes.
In the months of writing when I knuckled down before the cursor after leaving behind my newspaper life, I strived for all these things. Now someone's noticed. Along with these kind words, I also received feedback for improvement. Fresh eyes bring new ideas, and I'm grateful.