Friday, July 2, 2010

Ten Sucky Things That Would Still Feel Better Than a Form Rejection on a Full or Partial MS

In light of this week's big ‘R’, and back by popular demand (for real this time ! Thanks Bethany Elizabeth:)  
Please give it up for this week's ten sucky things.  – Brought to you straight from the comments section of our last sucky installment. 

1. A really smelly fart, of the kind that precedes diarea. That fart you can taste in your tongue as you close your nose and try to breathe through your mouth.  All in a closed, non ventilated enviroment.  Disgusting, but still better then a rejection.- Clara  (wonderfully descriptive, thank you)

2.Having my puppy defecate in the kitchen while I am tied up momentarily with an armload fully of groceries so that she then steps in her own feces and playfully spreads it around the tile - is pretty shitty (see what I did there?) but it is not worse than a rejection on a submission.- Matthew Rush

3. I'd rather get bitten by Edward Cullen than get a rejection....er, nevermind.- MBW aka Olleymae

4. I'd rather be forced to sit and listen to a bad concert or band who I loathe than read a 'R' letter. See - I can't even write the word! :)- Talei

5.I would rather clean a bar bathroom...make that the men's bathroom, than get a form rejection letter.- Diane J.
6.Cleaning up vomit for SIX HOURS STRAIGHT (I am not exaggerating!) when my two children had the stomach flu was WAY more fun than reading another rejection.- Solvang Sherrie

7.Going to the toilet at night when the bulb has blown in the bathroom, and sitting on a slug that has obviously circumnavigated the toilet seat. This was in a house without running hot water or insulation, in the dead of winter, when there was snow on the ground outside. Washing slug slime off your butt with cold water doesn't rank high on the comfort scale.- Mary Witzl

8.The pasta sticking in the collander when you try to pour it to the bowl, and then the jostle you give it throwing half OVER the side of the bowl all over your bare feet. (I still have orzo between my toes)--but STILL better than a form rejection to a partial (haven't even had a REQUEST for a full yet! *cries*)- Watery Tart
9.I'd rather shovel my car out of the snow in June than face a form rejection! (And this is saying something. You can't quite understand the hatred of car-in-snow-shoveling unless you've grown up somewhere you do that five months of the year.)- Bridge Marie
10.Stabbing my ear with a freaking q-tip. Owww! Too deep! Now, every time I yawn it hurts- Vatche
What are your sucky things that still feel better than a rejection??
Also- I wanted to say THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes yesterday and comments on my photos!  You guys made this the best 'coming out' evah!  I'm sending this song out into the bloggosphere for all of you- my blogging buddies.  You guys rock! Have a frickin fantabulous weekend!
*CQG*

27 comments:

Jayne said...

Great post! Agree with each and every one of them. Also have rushed down to your birthday post to lay a comment there too. :)

As for me, a sucky thing that feels better than a rejection - walking around all day with my skirt tucked into my knickers would be better than a rejection. Oh the shame! But yes, a rejection would be worse.

Vicki Rocho said...

I sense a bathroom-oriented theme in this installment!

And I want you to know that even though I'm addicted to Q-Tips, even though I was on my way to get one, I'm holding off because I'm paranoid I'll poke myself in the ear.

Candyland said...

I'd rather look at myself, naked, in the mirror...

Laura Pauling said...

Sorry about the R. So not fun. I have to say I love calling it R instead of, you know, the email which should not be named!

Clara said...

I agree with everyone! If God invented book deals, the devil certainly created Form Rejections.

Oh and look at that! You put my disgusting thing that's better then a form R, on the post, I'm so happy! Squeeee!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Those are pretty awful.

Tamara Narayan said...

Got my first R on a full this morning. Too bummed to laugh it off yet. Sigh . . .

No wait. I've got it. I'd rather watch a Blue Clue's/Dora marathon and then read all the My Little Pony books out loud than get the R.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Eeeuh, yuck. That's some pretty graphic awfulness, y'all.

Okay -- how about this:

Diving into your pool and coming face to face with the deceased remains of a possum/vole/rabbit that couldn't swim as well as it thought it could is STILL better than the big R.

Elliot Grace said...

...that post was funny in a way only fellow writers can appreciate.

Anyone not inflicted with the power of the pen would read that and think, "I don't get it," which of course makes it funnier still:)

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

hahah, great sucky things! I think I posted my sucky thing in your comments, didn't I?

Creepy Query Girl said...

Sorry Jess!! It'll be in our next installement:) I have a feeling those 'R's aren't ready to stop coming in yet...:) Thanks guys!!

Old Kitty said...

Oh my goodness!! I'm too delicate for this post! LOL!!! That would be my sucky thing I think!

:-)

Take care
x

Jaydee Morgan said...

That's quite a list...and I'm debating on a couple which would actually be worse ;)

However, the giggles were well worth it.

Kathryn said...

Heh, this was funny. :) Lots of gross stuff here. I'd rather eat blue cheese, because it's gross, but that's not an opinion across the board. I'll think of a better one once I get my coffee.

Oh wait! I'd rather go two weeks without coffee! Oh lordy, that'd be hard...

Anne R. Allen said...

A belated happy birthday!

And you know what? Rejections are sucky no matter what words come with them. I got one on a full yesterday that was sooooo kind and sweet. "Love the premise, the characters, well-concieved plot, excellent dialog" but..."I didn't feel passionate about it."

That means there's nothing to fix. Just a big "thunk". Not as bad as one of those really icky farts, but still not nice.

But you know what's worse than getting rejections? Not getting rejections. Because that means you're not sending queries and you're not taking your writing seriously.

Kristi said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I totally needed this today, what a great Friday post.

I'm thinking being allergic to chocolate and not being able to eat it would be the greatest most horrible thing that I could imagine. And still better than the frequent "R's" that come to my inbox. :-)

Of course, those tend to send me TOWARDS the chocolate. What a dilemma.

Solvang Sherrie said...

He-he, those are great :)
You have a great weekend too!

Laura Marcella said...

Those are super sucky things! I'm sorry to those who've had to endure them...but even sorrier for all us who've received rejections recently. But we will prevail!!!

Dawn said...

Happy belated birthday, gorgeous. I'm sorry I missed it yesterday - I have been limited in my internet connectivity these past few days. Hope it was awesome!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm not sure which is worse . . . though I wouldn't mind being bitten by Edward. If I didn't sleep, then I have more time to write the next novel.

Carolyn V. said...

LOL! Those were awesome. They all are pretty bad, but not worse than a rejection.

Aubrie said...

I'd rather eat a whole can of spinach!

Kelley Vitollo said...

Happy belated birthday!

DL Hammons said...

I'd rather go running through a crowded mall...from one end to the other...only to discover I was completely naked the whole time...realizing that's what all the laughter was about.

Wait!

That's what a query rejection feels like. My bad.

Hart Johnson said...

LOVE these! I particularly loved #7--snorted several times. And thank you for including mine! I am now, thankfully, orzo free!

Karen Denise said...

OMG! This is a great post! I'd rather listen to my coworker speak in baby-talk to grown people (and I HATE baby-talk, which she does all the time) than to have a form rejection to a partial or a full.

Shannon said...

Giving you a big 'ol late birthday hug! :)

I hope you had a great day. :)

MUH!

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