Rejection in publishing is inevitable.
In fact, if a writer told me he/she had never received a rejection letter, then I’d say he/she had never submitted any work.
Yes, rejection is hard. Yes, it hurts. As writers, we must develop a tough skin so rejections don’t readily wound us. Further, we can’t let that rejection stop us from submitting our work somewhere else.
In addition to a tough skin, our attitude affects whether we handle rejection in a way that promotes our growth as a writer. We need a persevering attitude so we can overcome and reach our goals.
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