Rejection isn’t something that anyone likes to go through.
Being a published author, I worry about rejection.
Rejection from a publisher, an editor or from readers.
How do you overcome the fear?
Yes, rejection serves a purpose.
It allows us to remember that we are humans and make mistakes. It reminds us that we are not perfect, no matter how hard we try to be. It also reminds us that we have to, correction, we MUST continue to get better in our writing.
Readers are not going to allow authors to sit back and push through mundane work. Publishers aren’t going to let authors think that don’t need improvement and if you have a good editor; they will make sure that they are pushing you to bring out the best words you have.
Yes, Rejection is hard but it is necessary.
So don’t just sit there crying because you have gotten another rejection (or your first rejection).
Dust yourself off, pick up that pen, paper, Notebook, computer or IPad and begin the rewriting process.
Trust me, you will be glad that you did.