This post is part of Alex Cavanaughs monthly Insecure Writers Support Group blog hop. A great place where those of us working beaverishly (Is that a word?) away at our manuscripts, short stories or poems, or whatever else takes our fancy for writing, can chat, moan or enthuse about that very topic. If you haven’t yet joined and you write, why not give it a go? I’ve found some great blogs and bloggers since joining up.
This months post is a question to my blogging friends. A short and simple post. A request for any tips on dealing with the rejections that I am about to get coming through my door as I keep sending my manuscript out into the world. Yes, there may be moments of light – maybe, but lets not kid ourselves, I’m going to be reading some pretty straightforward template rejection emails/letters.
How do you suggest I deal with that initial feeling of distress and end of the world feeling?
A – Throw myself on the floor and throw my arms and legs around until something breaks. Either me or some close by furniture.
B – Scream into the heavens that I’m misunderstood and they obviously couldn’t see the genius in front of them and later satisfy myself that it’s their loss.
C – Make voodoo dolls and stick pins in them.
D – Make death threats to anyone who dares to reject me.
E – Drown my sorrows in a well deserved glass of wine, check for any reasonable feedback and send back out on it’s cold little journey again, because we don’t give up.
Any other idea’s that don’t fit into these five categories would be much appreciated! How do you deal with any rejection you have had to deal with?