But it was a rejection letter without my name and a single spelling mistake, (but my beady eyes picked it up) and it was generic, not personal…
I was warned!
I thought, do I now hide my head in shame? Is the writer’s path not for me? Am I not good enough? Do I stamp my feet as if I’m an angst filled teenager?
I hate to say it, but those were the first questions that sprung to my mind. But then the princess-warrior-writer inside me slammed her fists into the creative pulse in my heart and I started to write. I was inspired and eager to bring the story in my head to life.
Rejection, is it a dirty word? No! I’m wearing it as a badge of honour.
My first tentative step into the world of writing and publishing and I’m a better/stronger writer for it. Because of my short writer’s journey so far, I was able to re-read my submission and see the mistakes.
I questioned all the aspects of my submission. My hero, was he swoon-worthy, strong, loveable? In my head he was but my writing portrayed him as tame…
My heroine, I thought she was on the road to self-discovery but she came across as ‘flighty’…
The conflict, would it sustain my hero and heroine through to their happily ever after? It needed more… But you see, already I’m able to look at my writing with a stronger critical eye.
I am reading, I am writing and I am learning.
Rejection is part and parcel of wanting to write professionally. The princess or prince writer-warrior inside you will fight the battles between your head and your heart. Let your heart win. Let the passion drive you… #keepwriting #amwriting #amlearning #stronger #better
I am a Princess-Writer-Warrior, who are you?
1st image #Art Camillahviid 2015- RGBStock
2nd image #Art Duchesssa 2010 – RGBStock