Friday Inspiration
October 28, 2011

I read a lot of queries this week--about one hundred. I sent a lot of rejections this week--about ninety-something (I requested four manuscripts).Getting rejections is never easy (remember: I get them, too!). Sending rejections isn't easy, either. But when I pass on your project and tell you to keep writing, I mean it. The passage below explains why. So even if you think I'm a jerk with no taste for passing on your project, you should listen to Ira Glass, because he's a really smart guy.Keep writing.