Monday, November 5, 2007
Rejection, It's Nothing Personal
They say not to take it personal, it's just business, one person's opinion, a tough market, a slow season, not the right match, not suited to their needs, yet as you read your rejection letter, you realize it is just that. Pure and simple. Whether a form or a personal letter, it's still a rejection.
This is how you are supposed to feel when rejection hits. You are supposed to feel rejected!
Which got me thinking, what does it mean when you don't take it personal, when it doesn't bother you, when you just check them off the list and move on? When your heart doesn't sink while looking at your own SASE in your mailbox. This seems to be where I'm at and I wonder, is this a good thing? Does this mean I'm looking at submission from a professional stand point or does it mean the long, drawn out process of submitting is starting to wear me down?
I'd love to hear from others on this one. How do you get that feeling back where, whenever you send out a submission, you think "This is the one!"