Women and Adversity: Rejection
Having editors and agents reject queries and stories is a particular disadvantage to being a writer, especially being a freelance writer.
I’ve worked in the industry for decades and have more than a thousand articles published, but I continue to get rejections.
The silver lining for me is that the most recent rejections I received included suggestions on ways to improve what I had submitted.
I sent the agents a simple “thank you” without defending myself. What would be the point?
I gained insight into my work from their comments.
What have I learned?
- Take to heart what they said.
- Continue writing.
- Submit to more agents and editors.
- Believe that my work——and yours, dear reader——will be published.
I often feel what Van Gogh must have felt when his work wasn’t accepted.
It’s worth my time.