For my first blog post of 2018, I wanted to share my latest writing milestone - I got my first rejection letter.
I knew this would be one of the hardest parts about putting myself out there in the literary world, but I took it in stride. Lessons learned are:
- really get to know the publication you're submitting to to see if it's a right fit for your writing
- keep on editing to perfection... if you're at a point where you're sick of the piece because you've edited it so much, take a break from that one and come back to it
- just because it's not a right fit for the publication who rejected you doesn't mean it won't be right someplace else
- a rejection means someone took the time to read it!
I feel strong for submitting the piece. I feel good that it was actually read by somebody at a publication. I want to make the piece better and try to find its rightful place. I believe in the story, and I've worked so hard to believe in myself that it's finally paying off!