Last year, March 2nd 2013, I wrote a satirical post on how to handle a rejection email. It was meant to be all fun and games, but recently I’ve seen some situations where fellow writers have been faced with some type of literary rejection, and have reacted strongly – some of them actually deciding that their writing is crap and they should give up.
I feel like a bit of a hypocrite when I berate them for their reaction, and say the statements that all writers hear when they’ve been rejected:
“It’s just one person’s opinion at one point of time.”
“It’s their loss.”
“Remember the manuscript for Harry Potter was rejected a dozen times.”
“Keep trying, and don’t give up.”
Statements, that in the moment, really don’t f**king matter and fall on deaf ears.
Because, rejection HURTS. Continue reading