Catch the wind

Catch the wind

Sunday, March 27, 2011

...reject rebels!

raise your hand if you just HATE rejections. you could raise your hand even if you didnt ever get one and just heard how getting one bums you out and gets you all depressed. WOW! look at all those hands way up in the air.

lots of my cool blogger friends got rejections and got feeling hurt and bummed out and that made me sad. i got thinking we just gotta make it a little more easy. i think that rejection word is a big problem cause you get feeling like not just your work got rejected but YOU did too cause what you write is a BIG part of YOU. its a cold and mean sounding word. just say it. reject!  ACK!

me and my cp miss sharon decided were gonna be reject rebels and give that yucky “r” word the boot and get a word thats lots better. miss sharon liked the word raspberries and so did i. then we changed how it gets spelled and now it ended up being spelled RAZZBERRIES! just say it! razzberries! yep! its a cool word for sure.

whats neat about razzberries is its lots like baseball. when you slide into a base and get a yucky bruise on your thigh it gets called a raspberry or a strawberry cause thats how it looks. it hurts and stings for a while and you gotta take care of it but you stay in the game and keep on playing. thats how it needs to be with writing. and in baseball giving the ump or the other team the razzberries is booing them. so you could give that agent the razzberries. ha ha.

who whats to join with me and miss sharon and boot that ugly “r” word right out the door and be a reject rebel? raise your hand! .
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WOWEE! i see lots of hands way up in the air. how cool is that!
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hooray for razzberries!!!
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did you ever change out that yucky “r” word for something else? did it make it more easy when you got a you know what?
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…hugs from lenny

32 comments:

  1. What a novel idea, Lenny :D
    Down, down, with rejection.

    Yay razzberries!!

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  2. A new way to look at rejections...and baseball! I love it! I'll never look at rejections the same way again, Lenny. Thank you, minus the razzberries!!! Hearts to U.

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  3. I'm about to start sending out queries, so I'll keep this in mind, Lenny! I especially love the part about how when you hurt yourself in baseball, you stay in the game and keep playing. So true!

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  4. It's definitely all in the way you think about it, Lenny. Great idea!

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  5. AWESOME idea, Lenny! I want to be a reject rebel!! The word razzberries definitely doesn't have the sting the word rejection does. Have a great day and happy writing!

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  6. Oh, I love this! I'm going to be a reject rebel too. Razzberries, it is.

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  7. You are so great Lenny! I'll join in. Razzberries sounds so much better then the "r" word. =)

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  8. What rejections?

    (Sometimes it helps to have a very short-term memory)

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  9. You are so smart, Lenny! Razzberries is way more fun to say (and think about).

    I've just posted a Marvelous Middle Grade review of a book you might like. Check it out at My Brain on Books.

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  10. That's a great idea because I love raspberries!

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  11. This is like Jen's post today! Great way to turn it into something positive. I miss you!

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  12. I love the idea of razzberries instead of that other "r" word. :)

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  13. LOL! I love the idea of razzberries intead of rejections. Takes the sting out. :)

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  14. Lenny, I think we've come up with a great idea! Razzberries won't be near as hurtful as rejections....They'll leave a little bruise and then they'll be gone. Yay for razzberries!

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  15. What fun, razzberries is much better than rejections! Thanks for the smile and uplifting post, Lenny. Hugs!

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  16. My hand was SO in the air. And I love the idea of Razzberries. It's a much better name, so you've totally convinced me. :)

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  17. Hi Lenny .. nearly 200 cool blogging buddies - that's a neat number to have ... and razzberries .. I'm quite glad you changed it .. I'm rather too fond of raspberries proper .. but razzberries I'll be using ..

    My hand is up high .. hate rude rejections and am not fond of the razzberrie givers.

    Love this post Lenny - such fun .. cheers Hilary

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  18. My hand's up! I got razzberried sounds so much better than the other word. :)

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  19. I need to make rejection roll over instead of landing on me!

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  20. I'll join your Razzberry team! Woo hoo!

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  21. Razzberries! Love it! Great idea ~ I'm in :)

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  22. *Raising hand* Razzberries!!!! (Just got two rejections this week, but movin on :)

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  23. I'll be a 'reject rebel' with you, Lenny! I hate rejections too. The best way to deal with it, i think, is to learn from whatever critique the rejector gives and move on. It's best not to feel too sorry for ourselves.

    Jai

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  24. Rejections can be a bummer, but i try to look at what they also mean:

    --An R means I have a book I believe in
    --An R means I had the courage to send it out
    --An R means I am serious about writing
    --An R may give me an editor's opinion on my work that I can apply to make it better

    So for me, I look at the positives, and it helps get me through the negatives. :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  25. Rejections are tough. I think razzberries sounds much better. Good thinking!

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  26. You and Miss Sharon share an awesome gene. :)

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  27. Hi Lenny! I don't like rejections but I think they make me stronger. I've learned to thank the rejector and this keeps a positive channel open. It's all part of the process. :) Love the word Razzberries. Fun to say! You're AWESOME and I love your blog. :)

    ~Melissa
    Reflections on Writing

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  28. That's like the coolest idea ever! I'm with you!!!

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  29. Lenny, you're not a "real writer" until you've earned enough rejections to wallpaper a small bathroom. Keep at it! Stephen King's novel, Carrie - the one that propelled him to fame? I think it got something like 15 rejections before it finally sold and became a bestseller and went on to be a blockbuster hit movie. Rejections are just stepping stones to success.

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whatever wonderful, warm, witty and wise words you manage to come up with!