Friday, January 15, 2010

8 tips for dealing with rejection

As we enter the post-holiday submission season, Kathy Temean has some timely advice on her blog:

  1. Use the Susan O’Keeffe method. In case you don’t know Susan, she is a very successful author. One day she shared what she tells herself. “I may not be the best writer in the world, but I know I am going to be the most persistent writer in the world.” These are words that have really paid off for her. I think they could pay off for you, too.

  2. You make it happen. Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Make a plan to work on the weaknesses or decide how to work around them. Then use the Susan O’Keeffe method and keep submitting.

  3. Make sure what you are submitting is your best work. Don’t be so eager to submit that you just print it out and submit. That will only set you up for rejection and too much rejection sets you up for giving up. Get feedback from other writers and let your masterpiece sit for a while before sending it out.
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