Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Writing Game and The Waiting Game

Sometimes even the Crying Game. Sometimes the day in day out working at the day job, coming home and trying to write, waiting for the inevitable rejections to come in gets to be too much. But there doesn't seem to be another way.

7 comments:

RB Ripley said...

I've taken to putting what is surely a rejection letter aside into a pile and then, when I'm in a foul, foul mood, open them all at once. In doing so, I've capitalized on the bad mood and spared myself wasting otherwise servicable evenings of writing.

frank's wild lunch said...

I hang them on my refrigerator.

Does that make me a masochist?

Adam said...

I read them and then put them in a box. I have a huge stack. I used to throw them away.

you really put them on your refrigerator? Like all of them? do you read them when you're getting the milk?

frank's wild lunch said...

Heh, not all of them. I have a special "rejection letter" magnet (which, inexplicably, features a picture of a teenage Bill Clinton in his band uniform). I leave one up until I get a new letter or I just get tired of looking at the one I have.

I actually don't get that many letters because the majority of theaters I've sent scripts to in the past year don't bother to send them.

That's partly why I relish them; I'm just glad somebody had the politeness to respond!

Oh, and I should also send stuff out more often, there's that too....

Dorothy said...

But then... there is also the emails with fellow artists about *how* and why we do it ...

:)

Floyd Britchcraft said...

I stuff my rejection letters down me pants!

Jason Grote said...

I keep the encouraging ones and throw the regular ones out immediately. I was shredding them with this litttle $14 handheld paper shredder for a while, but that was when I just got it and I was really into shredding everything I could: junk mail, early drafts, leaflets.