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.