No uplifting thoughts on the importance of a handwritten rejection letter, no pious sermons on how rejection is good for the soul.
I’m going to give it to you straight.
Truth #1: Rejection stinks.
Truth #2: You are going to be rejected.
Rejection, unfortunately, is the flip side of writing for publication. Only writers who write solely for pleasure and consign each of their efforts to the lower left-hand desk drawer can manage to avoid rejection.
If that description fits you, congratulations. You’re a lucky person. You’ll never know how awful it feels to be rejected.
And you’ll never know how wonderful it feels to be accepted.
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