Writing Can Be Murder

December 19, 2007

Not everyone loves chocolate

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 12:06 pm

I don’t LOVE chocolate…I like it just fine, but I don’t flip over it. Sometimes when I tell people this, they look…shocked.

The reason I’m thinking about chocolate, is that I’m really thinking about books, or more specifically rejections.

I started The Davinci Code, a couple of weeks ago. I put it down, and haven’t picked it up since. It just didn’t hold my interest. Didn’t love it.

DH is reading The Kite Runner — I couldn’t get into it…at all…didn’t finish it.

These are two wildly popular books and neither does a thing for me. That’s not a reflection on the books, or their writers. It’s just a matter of my personal taste. If I was an editor, I wouldn’t have agreed to publish either of these manuscripts.

Keep that in mind the next time someone rejects something of yours.


1 Comment »

  1. Trust me I do, and that’s why the rejections that say, “I couldn’t get into it.” never make me feel depressed. Can’t speak for the other ones.

    Comment by Melissa — December 20, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

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