Getting rejected is great for your writing career.
That may be surprising since most writers loath rejections. For good reason: They can be downright devastating.
You send out your query letter, synopsis and sample chapters. You wait for months and months (and months and months).
Then, one day you open your email account and see a response from a literary agent or publisher.
Only to read…
To be fair, though, even the ambivalent “We are not looking for books in your genre” or “This is no reflection on the quality of your work” can be just as demoralizing.
No question about it, rejection feels terrible.
But that doesn’t mean it IS terrible.
Why Rejection is Actually Good For You
- Rejection is part of the publishing process
- Rejection motivates you to write better
- Rejection thickens your skin
- Rejection is what most Bestselling authors experienced before breaking out.
- Rejection is the most common path to eventually launching a long-term writing career
Rejection isn’t all bad. Rejection is surprisingly good for you and your writing career.
If you are getting rejected, you are in good company.
So embrace rejection. Wear it as a literary badge of honor. Then go out and write your next breakout novel.