Riding a writing high on Saturday, I did something stupid. On Saturday, I went to my local chapter of Romance Writers and it was one of the best meetings that I had been to. It was really inspirational. I came home with a renewed vigor for writing. In my vigor and zest for writing, I e-mailed the editor that requested revisions on my manuscript. I was hoping to get to the editor that wanted them but unfortunately, I was sent back to the editor that originally rejected my manuscript. Well, she rejected it again. Very curtly! She complimented the changes that the other editor wanted and saw how they worked for the manuscript but still found it "lacking". It was another "ouch" moment. Maybe I brought on the rejection by forcing the issue. I really thought that the other editor liked it better. Or maybe I am in denial. It could be lacking. At my workshop this weekend, the speaker talked about 15 common mistakes from novice writers. One of the top ones was one that I did. I had a dream sequence in my ms. Apparently, dream sequences are out. The rejecting editor told me that months ago and the speaker this weekend validated that opinion. But as a writer, I really liked that scene and didn't want to change it. Was it a mistake, I don't know. When do you draw the line between your creativity and wanting to be published? Do you change your creation to make editors happy in order to be published? What is a writers ultimate goal?