Yes, this is filled with whisky

Yes, this is filled with whisky

Thursday, October 16, 2008

~*Courtney Summers*~on rejection

I'm enormously glad ~*Courtney Summers*~ got rejected.
After you revive yourself, remember she's now represented by the estimable Miss Amy Tipton, of the fabulous footwear and FinePrint Literary Agency, aka my colleague.

I think Courtney is the cat's pjs.


courtney summers said...

Back at ya, lady.
Also: who needs their name in lights when they can have it in ~*sparkles*~ on your blog?! I am honoured!

... The sparklepocalypse is now in motion. Mwahahaha.

Oh whoops. Did I type that out loud.

*cue ominous music*

clindsay said...

Hey Courtney!

Some guy named Jeff called for you...

courtney summers said...


Please tell me you gave him my email address.

Janet Reid said...

We told him you were busy writing your second book.

Amy told us to say that.



courtney summers said...


Dana said...

Nice blog! I tell people to treasure the "good rejections." When you get them, they give you so much feedback--and often, encouragement--that it makes the slog to that "awesome acceptance" a little easier.

Margaret Yang said...

Yes... but. I don't mean any disrespect to Courtney Summers, who is obviously made of sparkly awesome.

Is it possible, though, that she could have revised her first novel, gotten an acceptance, and been equally happy?

I got into my second choice college, not my first. I had a great experience in college, truly the best, and sometimes I think I dodged a bullet and I'm happy that I didn't attend college #1. However, I have to remind myself that if I'd attended my first choice college, I would have had different, but probably equally good, experiences.

Since you're ~*happy*~ now, it's tempting to think that everything worked out for the best because this is the only thing you know, and bless those rotten rejections. But other paths could have been perfect too.

I'm just sayin'.

Julie Weathers said...


courtney summers said...

Dana: Thanks! :) I agree.

Margaret: anything is ~*possible*~, you're right. In this particular case, I can only work with what I know. And what I know is, rejections positively impacted my adventures in writing (although I can't say that always made me happy at the time). Whether I might've been as happy, happier or completely unhappy if it had gone another way is something I'll never know. What if, what if... :)

Haste yee back ;-) said...


It's a big'un!

Haste yee back ;-)

The Unbreakable Child said...

Congrats, Courtney, and oh, my, Jeff is looking good this season, ...just sayn'.