thick skin

thick skin

How to Deal with Rejection

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Writer's Insights book: www.curveswelcome.com/books In this video, I'm going to discuss how to deal with rejection. There are two types of rejections writers facem abd both are equally as painful. One is from a publisher or agent rejecting our manuscript and the other is from readers who have rejected our work in a review. The one piece of advice many writers hear is that we need to develop thick skin. This is a lot easier said than done, especially if you happen to be an overly sensitive person like myself. A rejection letter or bad review can be heart-wrenching. To me they feel like a punch in the gut. So how does one go about dealing with rejection? 1. Acknowledge your feelings. You are a human being and you hold your work close to your heart. So it's okay to feel the burn after a rejection. 2. Realize you can't please everyone. 3. Opinions are just that, opinions. They are not fact. 4. Focus on the positive feedback by printing it out, hanging it up, and reading it often. 5. Take the negatives and try to learn something from them. Sometimes it's helpful to wait a few days to allow the sting to subside so you can objectively analyze the valid points. 6. Never give up on your writing dreams because of something someone said. If there is validity to their rejection, learn from it and apply it. Never let rejection letters or bad reviews make you feel inadequate as a writer or that you should somehow give up on your dream. The only way your dream ends, is if you give up on it. If you found this video helpful... I have 19 others videos in this free writing series as well. To get more go to authorinsightsbysuzie.com. Thank you for listening. And please feel free to comment below to let me know how you made out. Good luck! Suzie Carr, novelist