Okay, I’m definitely letting my geek flag fly here.
This quote from Galaxy Quest (see IMDB link here) sums up the difference between a successful writer and a writer who lets rejection get to them.
After a long email conversation the other day with a friend of mine, this phrase came to mind.
I’ve been kinda frustrated lately. Rejections can be frustrating, and that’s okay. Sometimes you can learn from them. Sometimes it just feels like a kick in the teeth.
A single rejection doesn’t mean anything…unless there’s some personalized reason to take into account.
So this has become my catchphrase as it pertains to submissions…
Never give up! Never surrender!