Writers, be encouraged when you receive a rejection slip!
King Solomon had a huge “platform” and social network. “They came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom” (1 Kings 4:34). And yet he had a horrible publishing record.
And the King of Israel and Judah “spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005” (1 Kings 4:32). Depending how you break up Proverbs, there are as many as 800 proverbs. His Song of Songs has eight “songs.”
That means 2,200 proverbs and 997 songs were rejected! “While your writing seems inspired, it does not suit our editorial needs at this time.” So, Solomon had just over one-fourth of his nonfiction and just .0007 percent of his poetry published!
Rejoice! You may have a better sales record than the wisest man who ever lived!
James Watkins, acquisitions editor for EABooks Publishing