Recently I received my first R & R letter (Revise and Resubmit). To say I was excited would be an understatement. Writing is not a business for the faint at heart. So each “good” rejection letter or an R & R that makes you feel you’ve reached another milestone is to be celebrated.
Revisions are not easy. You think you sent your best and an editor sends a letter back saying, “make it better”. So you dissect it, see where it can be stronger, see where you missed a connection, see where it can be better.
It has not been easy but I find my story better, stronger, ready to go out into the world again.
Has a critique partner, agent or editor made a suggestion to your story that made it so much more than it was before?