Bracha Goetz, author of dozens of spiritual children’s books and a memoir, shares about her experiences with rejection.
Is Success in the Writing Industry All a Matter of Luck?
I recently saw a piece of “writing advice” going around (and you know how I feel about writing advice) that stated that people who get [traditionally] published aren’t “lucky”, they just never gave up, they kept at it, they worked hard, they kept revising and kept submitting, despite all the rejections, and eventually they found […]
Rejection Survivor Interview: Kaelan Rhywiol
A previous Rejection Survivor interviewee, Elizabeth Bell, suggested a long time ago that I write a post about coping with rejection while dealing with mental illness. I struggled to figure out how to address it on the blog, though, because the blog itself was born from my own process of therapy, and it’s impossible for […]
Rejection Survivor Interview: Brian Gehrlein
A new pastime of mine in recent weeks has been stalking Twitter for writers talking about rejection and accosting them with a link to the blog and occasionally a request for an interview. (Is this what people call “promotion”…?) And I have to say, I have yet to regret extending that invitation. I always learn […]
How My Own Fictional Character Supported Me Through Rejection & Self-Doubt
As readers of any of my blogs may have gathered by now, letter-writing is one of my favorite ways to process things. I write letters to people that I never intend to send; I write letters to myself as though they’re from other people I feel a need to hear from; I write letters to people who […]