So, I’ve been absent for a while. I’m sorry. I don’t have much of an excuse, other than I had some medical things that needed to be dealt with for a while. However, all is good now, and I’m back to ramble about things again. Woot! Oh, how I’ve missed rambling.
This week, I’m going to talk about something that has been on my mind for a while now. It’s something that people don’t generally like to discuss, but it’s pretty much a fact of life.
Dealing with rejection.
Ohhh, yeah. This is gonna be a fun one.
Rejection is a word that no one even wants to include in their vocabulary. Rejection flat-out sucks. It sucks, it sucks, it sucks. Anyone that tells you they like rejection is a big fat liar, and you should probably run away because their pants are about to catch on fire. But, you know how they say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?
Y’all. It’s so true.
Thanks to a good friend, I recently read a great book entitled “You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One).” There was a line that said failure brings experience. It helps you learn, and it helps you grow. In fact, the only true failure is in not trying at all. One of my favorite quotes is by JK Rowling: “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you’ve lived so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.”
You are your own biggest cheerleader. At the end of the day, if you don’t believe in yourself, then no one else will – it’s that simple.
Write the story you love. Write a story that brings you so much joy that you can’t imagine a world in which it doesn’t exist. Write a story that holds your heart at its very core. And if you love it, then someday, someone else will too.