When Sharing Your Work Is Harder Than Writing

How To Bounce Back From Rejection

Sandi Parsons
Inspired Writer

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Submitting your writing is a daunting process. It can carry a sense of doubt about your words, your ability to write, and even yourself. You’ve poured your soul into your writing. Yet one little word stops you from submitting.

Rejection.

Rejection bears the banner of a bad, even ugly word. Yet rejection is part of every writer’s journey.

The first rejection will always sting the most

The writing fairytale is the story of the novel submitted and picked up by the first publisher, which becomes a bestseller. Like all fairytales, this story also has a happy ending — and the author was loved by many and wrote many other successful books.

But your first piece has been rejected. The fairytale bubble popped, leaving you with a multitude of questions.

What was wrong with my writing?
Why didn’t they like it?
What’s wrong with me?
Am I not good enough?

However, you must remind yourself that the fairytale is far from the norm. For every fairytale, there are thousands of writers who face rejection after rejection before succeeding.

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Sandi Parsons
Inspired Writer

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.