I have a story out on submission. I got my first official "Not-Right-For-My-List" rejection yesterday morning. Boo. I was saddened, but hey, it's part of the process.
Hubby's reaction to the rejection surprised me.
"You should resubmit that GARDEN story you got the agent with. You know. It's been five years since you had it out on submission. They probably won't remember it. It's the best work you've ever done."
I wasn't sure if that was a compliment--Hubby seems to think that I would have a better chance if I resurrected a story that was rejected TWELVE times by publishers (although one editor loved it and we came thisclose to a sale--only to have it fall short). Granted, the last rejection was in 2005, but as one blogging agent wrote in his blog--"What worked in 2005 would not necessarily work in 2009."
I would have to dig it out of my archived files (I seriously haven't looked at it since 2007) and see if it's worth saving.
But is it even worth the effort of trying? I certainly haven't given up on my Fairy story, but what about dusting it off?
That is my dilemma. Do I try and put it out there again? Would editors remember?