Thought Catalog… Rejection…

When you get that rejection email, ouch.

So what to do next…? I could do what they advised. But that would be wasting my time. Building a relationship on the basis of proving myself. Hmmm…yeah I’ll pass. One writer may love my stuff. One may hate it. So am I going to play russian roulette​ with my goals, ummm NO.

With all the social media platforms out there, why would I need to find people who think my writing is good enough to publish? I mean yes, I need people to network with. To help be better. But not their approval. Have you ever heard of self-publishing? There are other avenues to take. Other ways to brand yourself. And I believe putting in hard work will get you where you want to be. If I wanted recognition from one person or entity, shit I wouldn’t pursue writing. I’d just work towards climbing the corporate ladder.

This rejection is actually a blessing. It’s forcing me now to think outside the box. I have to get out of my comfort zone and look at other ways to get my work out there. And not to just anyone but to people who actually like what I have to say.

I’m not gonna be that needle in a haystack. I might as well build my own farm. Now, it’s time for some brainstorming and confidence to kick in. Sometimes I just spend too much time in my own head.

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About me…let’s see….I would say I am a TRUE Virgo. If you knew me, then you would so agree. There are quite a few things I care deeply about. Off the top of my head, I would say with much passion, my family, friends, the environment and world peace. Oh and animals. Can't forget them. I think I love animals more than most humans, lol. I believe it’s important to surround yourself with good people. Be picky with who you let in your circle. The environment, the earth does not belong to us. We are merely just visiting for a period of time. So lets no abuse it. World peace, that’s a hard one. It’s not a perfect world, but wouldn't it be wonderful if every child, women and man were safe? We can’t change the world and every single soul living on earth. But one person can make a great difference in the surroundings in which they live. Wouldn't you agree? Let’s not forget what fuels my soul, music. It speaks for me when I can’t. It expresses my feelings when I am unaware of what they are. It has a way of lifting my spirits when I am down. It has this magical power that is able to touch my heart with just lyrics alone. I wouldn't know what I would do without it. Poetry, I love poetry. In all forms...written or spoken.

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