Today I found out that my book proposal was not only rejected by another agent, but that it didn't even place in the top 25 memoir submissions for a contest that I truly believed it was good enough to win. It's pretty deflating. It's actually the kind of news that makes me want to give up on writing. Putting my heart and soul into words is probably one of the hardest things I've ever done and to be told you weren't good enough really hurts.
I couldn't be a public figure...rejection sucks!!!
I know, I know...why complain?? I guess...well...deep down it really does hurt!!! The ones who did reach out whether via email, fb msg, call or text I can never truly express the great feeling it felt to be thought of. It made me realize that for many, I wasn't just a seat filler. With that being said, I am once again reminded of what friendship means and how it rears itself. I won't pretend that I expected every relationship to be like the one I ended up cultivating with my best friend. But, I did expect an attempt at something. Oh well!!
At the end of the day, take a moment to think of the friends who've stuck in there and kept in touch...even through social media!! Take a moment to think of those friends that simply dropped a line to say hey. Friendship isn't always about lunches and movies..sometimes its a simple reminder that hey I see you!! Just some thoughts....
My name is Tamieka Blair and I live on Long Island in New York. I write, I read, I write, I work, I write, I support..I WRITE!!!
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