Oh No! Rejection!

Just got a rejection from somewhere, was the first time sending out in a while. And guess what, it didn't hurt one bit. 

Like going to the dentist, submitting and getting a rejection can be traumatic if what you don't want to hear is said. I'm sorry, we can't use this. But it's all a part of this writing thing. 

Most of the time it's because the story wasn't a good fit for what they wanted for that particular publication. 

Other times it could be you didn't format correctly, or the first paragraph didn't pull them in and that particular editor is strict with certain things. 

There's the chance you submitted a theme that other writers were submitting to and it was overkill. 

Then there's the chance your story was just bad. 

But even then, guess what, there's bound to be those stories. 

Yes they can be recycled, yes they can be rewritten. 

But then there's also you going and writing a new story. Some stories, like getting over a girl, may just be a rebound story. 

And that's fine. 

Sometimes the next story was just waiting for the current one to be rejected. You know, back to the drawing table, as the saying goes. 

Whatever the case, you will not bat homeruns every single time. 

So get out there and get back to work! 

Have you ever had a rejection that just destroyed you? 

Let me know in the comments section below, or on Twitter here

Can't wait to hear from you. 

WCM

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