Writers: don’t think of it as rejection – Barbara Kingsolver Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)
This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it rejected. Consider that you’ve addressed it ‘to the editor who can appreciate my work’ and it has simply come back stamped ‘Not at this address’. Just keep looking for the right address.
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I agree – if you have faith in what you’ve written (and your ability to judge) it’s a question of finding the right reader.
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I like this quote a lot 😀
Between writing and cartooning, I have earned more rejections than a bachelor who doesn’t believe in showering.
When you factor in the shear volume of material an editor/agent receives and the fact that no writing appeals to everyone, it should be the expected that rejection is the norm.
Celebrate the small victories such as a “like” on a blog post or a new follower, but never give up on the hope that the acceptance letter could be around the corner. Never be fully content with your writing. There is always a way to improve and increase your chances at getting noticed.
Just my own brain-fart thoughts on rejection.
Than you so much for this. It is all about the balance between not giving up, being prepared to reflect and act on criticism and not being defeated by rejection. A few people do have a mis-placed belief in their ‘right’ to be published but no genuine writer is truly content with what they ahve produced – I think that kind of dissatisfaction is part of the creative process and what makes us go on to create more…
So is your comment!
🙂 Thank YOU.
Thanks, Bridget. 🙂
You’re very welcome
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