Reframing Rejection

How to Reframe Rejection (via Wild Words)

At a writing conference I attended recently, a poet was asked how she stays positive in the face of all the rejection letters that come in, and I really liked her response.

She said she sees the submission process as routine as paying the bills.

This mindset helps her remove the emotion and embrace sending her work out to journals (and collecting rejection slips) as simply an ordinary aspect of the writer’s life.

Just part of the job, she said.

How to Reframe Rejection (via Wild Words)