“Oh boo hoo!”
That’s what Julia Child said in the movie, Julia & Julie when her cookbook was rejected. I love that attitude! I’ll have to Google it and see if it’s true.
Guess it doesn’t matter though whether Julia Child actually said it or not because Meryl Streep said it and that’s good enough for me.
So, from now on, that’s what I’m going to say to future rejection letters, “OH BOO HOO!”
I’ve had my share of rejection letters with my first manuscript which is a supernatural thriller. Back then, I used to go into a mini mode of combined shock, hurt, frustration, and fear. Then I'd do a couple of shots of tequila. And it worked. I calmed down, put everything into perspective, and life was good.
Except I couldn’t drive for the rest of the day.
But now, with Julia’s attitude, I’m just going to open the envelope or email, read what it says and shout, OH BOO HOO!
Then I’m going to go up into my office, and depending on what the query said, either get another letter ready to send out, or—revise!
Cripes! Whenever I do get a letter requesting a partial (or dare I dream—a full) I’m going to have to change the boo hoo to WOO HOOOOOOOO!
And Lord, let that be SOO HOOOOOOOON!