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Rejection Slips? Sock 'em In The Eye!

But first, you need to realise that the editor or publisher who had the gall to send you this offensive missive is not a vindictive, short-sighted, ignorant meanie, she’s most likely a hard working, underpaid and possibly over stretched individual who might just have a reason for sending your baby back....
So, if rejection slips bring on an attack of the grumps, also realise that this is just a state of mind, a perfectly natural one, but one which you personally can quickly and easily turn back into a success story....
“How do I do that, Merv....
Simple....
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Rejection Slips? Sock 'em In The Eye!

Don’t you hate rejection slips? If they make you despondent,then here’s a way to deal with them: sock ‘em in the eye!

But first, you need to realise that the editor or publisher who had the gall to send you this offensive missive is not a vindictive, short-sighted, ignorant meanie, she’s most likely a hard working, underpaid and possibly over stretched individual who might just have a reason for sending your baby back.

So, if rejection slips bring on an attack of the grumps, also realise that this is just a state of mind, a perfectly natural one, but one which you personally can quickly and easily turn back into a success story. How? Sock those rejections in the eye.

“How do I do that, Merv.?” I hear you say above the sound of wringing of hands.

Simple. What you have to do is show your inner man or woman that you are not beaten, you are a writer and you will continue to write. Rejection means not a sausage to you and you are going to prove it.

Sit down there and then, before the postman has even vacated the front path, take out your notebook and write 100 words on why goldfish have short memories, or why mountains are high, or any other inconsequential subject. Don't spend any time thinking up a subject, just write anything. And 100 words will do, OK? We don't want to serialise it.

What you are doing is telling your inner person that if it wants to make you miserable you’re gonna sock it to him and write something anyway. So there!

You’ll feel all the better for it afterwards, and it won’t be long before you can take rejection slips with a pinch of salt. I.e. philosophically. Which is the best way.

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Mervyn Love is the editor of www.writersreign.co.uka site with resources, links, articles and oodles more for the aspiring writer. He'd love to hear from you at:

editor@writersreign.co.uk

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