Thursday, 29 December 2011

Thursday Thought

Sylvia Path's rejection letter for Ariel

Even the best writers have been rejected, as you can see here: 50 Iconic Writers Who Were Repeatedly Rejected.

"Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful." - Paul Sweeney

"This is for writers yet to be published who think the uphill climb will never end. Keep believing. This is also for published writers grown jaded by the process. Remember how lucky you are." - Terry Brooks

Ursula Le Guin's rejection letter for The Left Hand of Darkness

So if you've sent your manuscript out and have been rejected, if you're still waiting for replies and are worrying or if you haven't sent it out yet and are scared, you're not alone. Every writer you see has been in exactly the same place as you. Some, like Sylvia Plath, were rejected many times but that didn't stop them from trying, and it shouldn't stop you either!

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