The 9th Time’s The Charm (A Writing Rejection Fairytale)

Guess who is Huffington Posts newest blogger!?!?!? My friend and fantastic writer Dyane Leshin-Hardwood. Her book “Birth of a New Brain” comes out in 2017. Look for it in a bookstore near you!!

Dyane Harwood


Me aewd my ghostwriter Lucy

Happy almost-Friday, my friends!

This week life managed to surprise me in a good way. I’ll be honest with you…I liked it!

Some of you may remember the plethora of posts I’ve written about my writing rejection, i.e. Let’s Play The Schadenfreude Game – A Writer’s 1st Rejection, Chopped Liver (A Writing Rejection Merry-Go-Round), and Becoming More Lizard-Like (Another Ode to Writing Rejection).

I’ve had my blog pitches rejected by various Huffington Post editors a whopping eight times over the past 18 months. At one point I became so full of sour grapes over my Huffington Post rejections that I immersed myself in bath of negativity. I read articles written by people who despise the Huffington Post and who had their work rejected too. (There! See? I share my dark side with you – I never pretend to be Mrs. Glitterfart here!) 


I vowed to stop submitting to them

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One thought on “The 9th Time’s The Charm (A Writing Rejection Fairytale)

  1. My darling Jess, I’d like to share what I wrote back to you over at my blog-er-oo:


    #1) You are AWESOME to support me – it’s so wonderful I can’t begin to thank you enough without sounding inebriated, and

    #2) Can I hire you to be in charge of my P.R. when I win California SuperLotto Plus??? Don’t laugh – here’s true story: At 16, I bought my friend “B.J.” (Yes. Snicker all you like, I always wondered about that nickname, but she was lovely and the “B” stood for Breshaun) 16 Lotto tickets for her 16th birthday and she won $100!!!

    No one won the 21 million last night, so I’m totally going for it on Saturday. And then I’ll win and hire you! It can be a temp. side job as your writing career skyrockets and takes over….. :))))

    Thanks again!!!!! XOXOXOXOX

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