Mismatch rather than Rejection
Fri 12 Jul 2019, 09:51 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Copyright © 2019 Ben Langhinrichs
What has been said:
2.1. Jeromes Venus (07/13/2019 11:31 PM)
Thank you for the encouraging post, Ben. I just recently noticed a site (with a theme which perfectly fit one of my works in progress) was accepting submissions, so I rushed to finish and submit it. Unfortunately, by the time I submitted it, the site was no longer accepting submissions, so my response has thus far been silence. In my rush, I also made some clumsy mistakes which I noticed when rereading what I had written. I had proof-read it when I was sleepy and submitted the work just before crashing.
Anyway, if you've read reviews of your favorite books or even movie reviews, you've probably seen your favorite parts of a book or movie criticized by people who either didn't understand the point or who simply don't like what you like. I've never been able to figure out why some top selling movies and books are popular. I would have personally rejected them, but I've seen this sentiment also expressed by others about movies and books that I love, so it's important to keep in mind how subjective the selection process is and keep trying.