Rejection and Failure: Why There’s a Difference, and Why Neither Means You Should Quit…

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by Ruth Harris on Anne R. Allen’s website:

Rejection can make us want to cry and/or break things but rejection is almost never personal and often has nothing to do with your book, either.

The sting of rejection can be bullied into submission with a can-do, eff-you spirit or maybe chocolate or a few glasses of wine—sometimes consumed together.

Rejection is temporary, a passing storm that helps writers develop the necessary thick skin and confident attitude, but it’s a sense of failure—often intertwined with fear—that can make us want to give up and quit.

Continue reading at the link below:

Frazzled, Frustrated, and Fed up. (Notice all the f-words in this post?)

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