I have been rejected many times throughout the course of my writing career. I confess it hurts to know that the editor did not like my work. Just imagine the disappointment I felt each time I received the rejection letters. Or worse, some companies will not even humor me with one. It is as if they did not receive anything. Either that or what they read was a piece of trash for them. Totally not worth their time. And it hurts because I worked hard for those manuscripts and articles. I have spent sleepless nights squeezing the creative juices out of my mind and pounding the keyboard to finish what I felt was a masterpiece.
It is tough to work in the writing industry. But I am not sharing this with you to discourage you. I have confessed my challenging experiences because I wanted you to know that rejections are a part of life. We do not always get what we want. But if we work hard enough, if we pursue our dreams with a passion, then sooner or later we are going to reach our dreams. I have always said that writing is my joy and passion. It is such a big part of who I am. And now, I am truly grateful to our Lord for the talent He has given me. I am thankful for the support and love of my family. And I thank my publishers and editors who believed in my talent.
I would like to think that I would still continue to write even if my articles and books were not published. But this has given me a golden opportunity to share my talent with you. That is why we are all here now.
Rejection is just one way to toughen us up and prepare us for the real world. It also makes us appreciate what we have been given a little bit more.