I have not gotten rejected for the fact that I haven’t try to publish anything yet. I wanted to take a moment to write about how to move on from that feeling for rejection.
Yes, they didn’t like your story. That was only one person’s opinion, so what they didn’t like it. JK Rowling was rejected, how many times before someone decided to help her? Loads of time, and she’s a best selling book series in history. If she gave up after one letter, we wouldn’t know the world that Harry Potter is.
So from this moment on, every letter/e-mail of reject you get I want you to do two things:
1-Print it out and save it in a folder.
2- Remember, if JK Rowling can do it, you can too.
“Why would you want me to save it?!” you asked yourself, hoping I could hear you from your desk.
Every reject you get, is one step closer to being publish. Take what they tell you in every letter to rewrite, if they tell you what is wrong. If they don’t tell you want is wrong, then its just one least person to worry about.
One more thing, be happy always. No matter what they think, your story matters to you and to your future readers!