- Fortunately, I happen to be creative but also practical (in some things) and stubborn, so when I see a rejection letter, I don't fall into despair. Of course I do feel bad, and for a short while I do feel a bit down, but it doesn't effect my general happiness level. Though mind you, I have only seen a couple of rejection letters so far so not sure what might happen if that lasts too long.
- I am realistic about the magazines I submit too. This particular story was submitted to a top magazine so obviously chances of rejection are higher.
- This letter was typed, but not form rejection. So for some strange reason, that felt slightly better.
- Generally though, I am of the opinion that as an unpublished author this is a learning stage. Each rejection letter also says that I managed to sit down and complete a story. I found a market and I submitted it.
- And of course now there is nothing stopping me from revising it and sending it to another magazine and see how things go...
How do you handle rejection?