March 17, 2011

Toon Thursday: Writer's Trading Cards #2

Before I present you with today's toon, I wanted to let you know about another kidlitosphere effort to help Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami: author Greg Fishbone (whose current book is being published by the fabulous Tu Books) has set up a donation form for those who wish to donate a bookish item for auction.

Yes, that toon means what you probably think it means: more rejection letters in the aquafortis household. It's the writer's recurring tribulation. But hey, I try to channel my aggravation into something at least mildly productive. For more toons, be sure to check the Toon Thursday Archives (and there are plenty more on rejection, let me tell you).

Still, I try to remind myself why I'm doing this, and sometimes that's easier than I think--on Tuesday, during a visit to Balboa High School in San Francisco, a student told me, "Thank you for writing this book." She said it really spoke to her and felt real, and it's moments like that that make everything worth it. EVERYTHING.


Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

I just had an idea for a story from the R letter's point of view. Because, you know, nobody is EVER happy to see him. Imagine him wandering the world, looking for someone who will welcome him ... riding the rails ...

I guess I've just proven writers can find a story ANYWHERE!

Sarah Stevenson said...

I can totally see it now...the sad rejection letter, wandering the train tracks with a hobo's bindlestiff. Or is that too much pathos? :)