Rejection Goal

I just read an article advising I strive for 100 rejections per year.  Hmm.  100 might be a bit much, but I’ll shoot for 12.  That means in order to have my writing rejected at least 12 times, I’ll have to submit at least 12 pieces.  That would entail upping my production astronomically.  But I’m game.  I didn’t think I could blog and journal everyday for a year, but I felt God leading me in that direction, and He has sustained me through it.  Similarly, I feel God leading me to seeking 12 rejections (Trust me; I know it’s Him, because I wanted the number to be so much smaller, like 0-1) in the next year, so I know He’ll help me do what seems impossible to me right now.

I was wondering what I would do with my new blogging/journaling year, which will begin July 24, 2016.  I now have a new 365 goal.

I suppose I could begin with my novella/novel Reunion about Kaidis and Latroy.  I actually finished it the other day.  It’s really bad and bound to be rejected.  I don’t even like it, but I am proud that I finished it.  It almost doesn’t seem fair to start there.  Low hanging fruit and all, I suppose.  I’ll keep you posted on that and all of my submissions and rejections in the upcoming year.

What are your rejection goals?

Comment on what your rejection goals are and if you would like to join me on my quest for rejections over the next year.  Remember July 24, 2016 will be our start date.  I’m sure we could all benefit from the mutual support.

Image from online article "Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year" by Kim Liao on _Literary Hub_ at
Image from online article “Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year” by Kim Liao on _Literary Hub_ at


  1. Roshaunda, I am totally with you. HMM I just need to figure what my rejection goal is going to be. I will post right on the 5th of July.

  2. I’m a poet by preference (not trade because I’ve never made money at it) and usually when I submit I get published. BUT I haven’t submitted anything in years (think almost a decade) and that’s just depressing. Not sure what’s stopping me.

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