Have you heard about the writer whose goal was to collect 100 rejections in a year?
Have you heard about the writer who is trying to wallpaper his studio with rejection letters?
Good luck trying to find the origins of these stories – not because they aren’t real but because they are so common. My friend and neighbor, Marisa Vitiello, wrote a post recently about her experience on both sides of the rejection equation. As a working artist, she has been rejected and been responsible for rejecting the work of others.
I think most of us intellectually know the truth in her observations, but we secretly hope that each idea we send out in the world will be met with open arms. So we need constant reminders of the truth about rejection: