Sometimes those rejection letters get you down. Sometimes it is easy to slip into that mindset where you believe that rejections are some sort of reflection of the quality of your work.
I do my best to shake it off. I re-read my work and remember why I believe it in. Then I send it out again.
Spare Change received 5 form rejections before Room said, Hey this is really good, but not right for us. Please try again. So, I tried again by sending it to Plenitude, which published it in February.
5 6 rejections are, like, NOTHING. Want proof? Read this awesome list from Buzzfeed:
20 Brilliant Authors Whose Work Was Initially Rejected
Feeling discouraged? Rejected? Don’t worry. We’ve all been there.