“Rejection is God’s Protection”
I saw this quote on a friend’s Facebook page, and it has spoken to me several times over the last couple of days.
Rejection is difficult, wether it is in
education, sports, friendship, or love. We all deal with rejection on a daily basis, and are accustomed to coping with its various forms from a young age.
As writers, rejection is the deepest form of rejection. This is why. We can accept when someone rejects our love. We cope by reasoning “the time just wasn’t right” or “we just weren’t good for each other.” It hurts, we miss their company, but in time, we heal.
A writer’s work is their most personal thoughts from the most hidden of places; therefore, when rejected, the pain is deeper and more personal than any other emotion.
Learning how to cope with such a painful reality within the publishing industry takes time. It takes time, a lot of confidence, and a little faith that you are being protected.
Keep on writing!