This is an Author Mindset I’ve posted to the fb page, other social media as well as here on the blog.
Author Mindset ~ Dealing with Rejection
We all get rejected. It can be a book you sent in to a publisher. Or a reader didn’t like your book. A fellow author said something about you. (Insert any rejection you might have had).
It doesn’t matter what that rejection was. It’s a matter of how you handle it. Rejection doesn’t feel good. It hurts and makes you feel shitty. And no matter what stage of your career it happens.
Learn to deal with it. If you let it rejection will make you spiral into a funk. It can be that you don’t even realize it. Each work can be a task to write. Each thing you need to do can be frustrating and you wonder why you bother. This can be your unconscious reaction to rejection.
So how do you deal with it? First you need to face it. Accept that not everyone will like you. Get what you do. And that at the end of the day…it doesn’t matter.
Ask yourself these questions without thinking of the rejection you had.
Did I do my best?
Am I proud of what I did?
Will I let anything stop me from continuing?
Have I done me?
What are my writer reasons?
This just scratches the surface of how you deal with rejection. The main thing is to not let it derail you from going forward. Rejection happens and you have to accept that it does.
Dealing with Rejection
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PS – These are my thoughts on things. Sort of musings to make you think, motivate, for your author mindset or whatever you get from it.