Most writers either have a website, or a spot where they post blogs. I’m here to warn you that anyone can look at your website and read your blog. One thing writers should never do is post the number of publishers that have rejected your story. Why you say?
The why is because these days’ editors, who receive proposals from you will go to your website to check out your work and read your blog before they look at what you submitted. If you sent X-Story to editor at Y-Publishing and she/he reads that the story has been to three or more publishers and been rejected by all of them, the editor is going to think there’s no way I want this work.
It would be far better to say that you have done extensive rewrites based on comments given to you by an editor whom you submitted your work to. Or, if you only received a form letter, then say you have finished comprehensive edits on the story based on comments from your critique group, a published author or etc.
If you have totally rewritten the story, then say that, but don’t post all your rejections. Unfortunately, there are aspiring authors out there who have been caught doing this not realizing that they are being rejected for this reason and not for their work. Think before you blog.
See you next week.