Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rejections and the Art of Positive Thinking...



I just received three rejections for my work.

Three. Count 'em...

Being a writer - I refuse to use the term 'struggling', although poor is probably apt - I am getting used to rejections and I'm determined not to take it personally. Even though each rejection feels a bit like the literary equivalent of someone calling your kid ugly... But even a self-confessed Eternal Optimist like me has to admit that three in one day is a bit much...

Nevertheless, the way I've decided to look at it is like this: each rejection is one less to endure before someone says 'Yes'. Just purely by the Law of Averages, someone, somewhere has to say yes eventually.

I've had some success - visit www.myvillage.com to see my latest review of Made of Honour - so I know I'm not a completely useless scribbler. Still no money, but it's the writing that counts.

One day, I will write something that becomes part of someone else's world. It's not an if, it's a when. Until that day, I'm utilising the Positive Gene™ whenever and wherever possible!!

1 comment:

Lydia said...

Positive thinking really is an art. I'm not very good at it. I don't know if I'll seek publishing for the book I'm writing now (and have been since November), I'm really only a teenager. But rejection always scares me. I try to do my best so people might be satisfied with what I did, but I have to remember that there are always people who will want more, or will just not like it.

Oh, sorry for the negative sounding comment.

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