I write because I have a story to tell. The sad fact that when I'm done, I love my characters so much I want to share them is a separate issue. But whether or not I sell a particular story or book, I love the process of being creative and the joy of meeting and interacting with my fellow writers. That's priceless. Don't you love that part of writing?
So what if you get a rejection? Sometimes there's a nice note scribbled on it, or a request for a full, an invitation to send something else, or a bit of praise that makes you smile. And sometimes, you get--YAY--an acceptance.
So rejections? Bring 'em on. None of this talk of quitting or despair. (You know who you are!) You aren't in this alone.
But if you need a bit of cheer and affirmation, here are some of my favorite sites about rejections. Enjoy!
Have any other links to share? Let us know and spread the support...
Hang in there everyone!