How do all you new writers out there keep hopeful after rejections?
after countless submissions to countless avenues, how do you all keep that drive that makes you want to write??
This may sound a bit odd but you have to learn to love rejection. Use it to fuel your desire to succeed. Every rejection is one more person to prove wrong! It's just their opinion. It's worth reading about famous authors who had lots of rejections...Frederick Forsythe, JK Rowling... all knocked back by nearly everyone. Keep going, and when the day comes it'll be that much sweeter.
Tom has good suggestions. There are some really great blogs on the subject, one of the best I found for writing in general (traditional, online, freelance, etc) is Master Dayton's Blog:
Thank you both, yes you are right Tom .... it seems sometimes you are nearly there and then ...ooooh there goes the rug from underneath.....keep plodding and enjoying and thank you for that address will investigate :-) x
one way to handle rejections is by keeping in mind that editors reject your story and not you. If you feel you are about to give up, try to target markets with a higher acceptance ratio ( actually this is another way to publish a rejected story ) you can find these markets in Duotrope.com. Also, try simultaneous submissions to save your time and energy, and enhance your chances of getting published, but be careful not all markets allow it.
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