Having just this morning received my very first “writing job” rejection letter, one might think I’d be feeling blue.
But as any successful writer knows, rejection is a part of the game.
So is perseverance and of that I have an abundance.
It got me wondering, though, what is it about being rejected that usually hurts so much and why aren’t I all that bothered that this one didn’t work out?
Obviously being rejected means that something about you isn’t good enough, not right, not what they were looking for.
The comment on my canned rejection letter said this,
“We base our criteria for acceptance on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, quality of writing and knowledge of topic.”
Well, well. Quality and knowledge.
Back to perseverance.
Off to write something real.
Have you been rejected from writing jobs? How did you go about creating a career in writing? If perseverance is necessary, is a full-time job with insurance also equally important?
The hub for all I do, marthawills.com documents life from a working mom's point of view. When not mothering, I manage the social media needs of small businesses through Wills Media Group, LLC, and write a weekly column for Raleigh's News & Observer online entitled, Are We There Yet? Most recently, my passion for health and wellness led me to become involved as a consultant for Beautycounter, a company that's making a difference by educating about toxins in products, spreading the word via the web.
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