No doubt you have heard of authors who have made it big but have had many rejections before being spotted. The trouble with rejection is it can send you down the path wailing:

 “I’m not good enough…” Along with huge dollops of self-doubt. Suddenly your confidence has spiralled into the abyss.

I’ve known people to get cross, and a few, even sent off angry emails to the publisher telling them they have no idea what they’re talking about.


Sorry – in the publishing world it means you will need to grow a pair.

Take heart. Take the reject out of the equation – eject those thoughts right out of your head – easier said than done, I know.

Rejection happens. Stick with it. If you enjoy writing – do just that. Keep writing! Its free therapy if nothing else

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