This may surprise you, coming from a Famous Blonde Writer like myself, but sometimes my work is rejected. And by “sometimes,” I mean “manytimes.” But that’s the nature of being a writer, I guess. We bleed on the page just so someone named Elliot can send us an email saying our story about a middle aged woman who enters a stretch marks competition didn’t resonate with him.
Luckily, the Donna Summer stack perm I had in the 6th grade prepared me for a life of rejection.
So for that reason, instead of just hiding in a corner licking my wounds, I’m going to share with you all a short humor piece that was just turned down by not one, not two, but THREE different places. I know, it’s like I’m the ugly girl on The Bachelor who gets voted off on the first night because she forgot to wax her sideburns. Poor, poor Burnsie Betty. Anyway, here’s the stinker in question:
Upon rereading this, I can maybe see why I’m not winning the Mark Twain Prize for Humor this year. Or any year.
Here’s yet another fresh rejection:
Okay, it’s admittedly more “disturbing” than “well written.” But in better news, I was asked by BlogHer to write a post called HOW TO WRITE A FUNNY POST. Click on over to that because I think it’s actually pretty funny and it might, just might, make you like me again.
At least until I get another stack perm.