Thanks to everyone who played along with our "respond to the nasty rejection" game. I think my friend enjoyed it, and I know I sure did. For the record, she did not respond to the nasty rejection because she knows better and, really, why bother? But here were the comments that brightened her day the most.
So, the winner of "Most Direct and Effective Comeback" goes to Ian, for the elegant (*cough*) and simple response:
Suck the shit out of my hole.
The winner of "Best Nasty Comeback Disguised as Sweet Solicitude" goes to Wen for:
I am so sorry to hear of your recent bout of brain-rash. I know this is annecdotal, but I have heard a good dose of e- publishing works as a cure.
I do hope your condition is neither fatal nor chronic.
All the best,
P.S. Can you recommend a healthy editor?
And the overall winner, for making us giggle every time we read it, goes to B.E. Sanderson for,
Thank you for providing me with an idea for the first person to die in my next novel.
Thanks to everyone who played our little game. I wish we could offer prizes for this one, but good karma and the satisfaction of knowing you helped a fellow author cope with a difficult moment will have to suffice.