Saturday, April 18, 2009

Got a rejection yesterday. It hurt. These guys seem to help.













































19 comments:

Christine said...

Ah, sorry about the rejection. I know it hurts ((hugs)) and I hope the wonderful eye candy helps you get through today! And perhaps a mini shopping spree might be in order?

I am legend at throwing personal pity parties--they involve shopping, wine and chocolate (not necessarily in that order).

Anna said...

Wow, yes they help :)
Thanks for sharing and sorry for the rejection.

Christine great idea about the personal pity parties and the wine and chocolate. Not particularly fond of shopping though :)

Christine said...

We can skip the shopping and go straight for the wine and chocolate--that's my favorite part!

JoAnn said...

Thanks, Christine and Anna. Normally I'm an optimist, but I don't know -- something about this one just deflated me.

Good advice. I will definitely go shopping, eat chocolate, and drink wine.

And after all, tomorrow is another day. :-)

Carla Swafford said...

Oh, the first one (Gerard) can run my temples after a rejection any day. Awww!

Carla Swafford said...

Rub, RUB! He can RUB my temples. Geez!

M.V.Freeman said...

JoAnn,
I really wish I had something to say to make you feel better. :(
But, Christine has a great idea...and those pictures are great!
I hope tomorrow brings you something better!

Louisa Cornell said...

(((BIG HUG))) on the rejection, JoAnn. They really do smart something awful and I don't care what anybody says it does NOT get easier!

But, I DO love your solution. When you get through with those guys can you send them over to my house. Found out I didn't final in a contest today and it stung. Not as bad as a rejection, but still.

Now, my pity parties involve chocolate, chip and dip, soft drinks (I don't drink alcohol) a day in bed with the dogs and DVDs featuring a lot of those guys you so graciously posted for us.

My rule is : Pity parties can only go on for 24 hours. After that it is back to the keyboard. Just remember Success is the BEST revenge!

JoAnn said...

Haha, Carla -- I thought you were referencing some Gerard Butler movie I hadn't seen yet (like maybe where he was the head honcho in the Temple of Doom or something like that!)

JoAnn said...

Thanks for your kind words, Mary!

JoAnn said...

Hugs right back at you, Louisa, on the contest news. And thanks also for your good advice.

Christine said...

Yes--personal pity parties must end. And then we plunk back in front of our computers and spin our stories!!

Sorry Louisa about the contest... blah... I'll have a glass of wine for you--

Onward ho!

Lynn Raye Harris said...

Hey, those are great! Hugs, Joann. It doesn't get easier, that's true. But I'm proof that sticking with it can pay off. :) Took me 15 years if I count back to the first romance I ever wrote. :)

Climb back on the horse! But first enjoy the wine and chocolate!

Diane Richmond said...

Congratulations!! A rejection means that you are doing something. Yup, it hurts but think how good it will feel when you get the call.

As for all of these guys--how are we going to go about divvying them up?

I would just like to say that I get first dibbs on Clooney.

JoAnn said...

Thanks for your kind and encouraging words, Lynn. And you're right about sticking with it. I'm gonna keep doing my best and learning and maybe someday... :)

JoAnn said...

Diane, you may have Clooney. For a while. Then he's mine. :)

Carla Swafford said...

JoAnn, if you won't share Gerard with me. I'll just go somewhere else and get me some Hugh Jackman. Grrr! Here wolfie, wolfie. LOL!

Karen Beeching said...

Oh, JoAnn, I'm so sorry!

Get yourself a glass of wine and watch Mansfield Park in stereo! It's impossible to feel bad after watching that movie. And something about sticking to what you believe... not every editor/agent is right, as I'm sure you've heard.

We're all there with you. Hugs!

Kate Diamond said...

Ooh. Cary Grant. I would put him on my "list," but he's dead which makes it slightly creepy...

...Gerard Butler, though? I wouldn't kick that man out of bed for eating crackers. Yum, yum.