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Surviving Rejection

Samuel Beckett quoteAs someone who writes a lot of stories and poems, and submits them regularly, rejection notices are a very common part of my life. And while a series of rejections with no acceptances starts to wear on me, I’ve found that as I’ve been writing and submitting longer, it’s easier to deal with the rejections (and yet the acceptances are still exciting).

This article talks about rejections from a slightly more academic perspective, but the sentiment is still the same. The conclusion is particularly useful: “Get back to writing. Keep pressing the submit button. Keep getting rejected until you don’t.”

 


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