#AdviceSwap: How do you handle a rejection letter?

 “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews

Happy New Year!

#AdviceSwap (1)Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Opinions differ on whether making resolutions for the year really works, or what the best way is to  achieve your goals.

But the truth is there’s no one best way for everyone. This week we decided to ask for your expert advice.

Last month we discussed the Top 10 Reasons Why We Reject a Project. Many of you have been writing for a while – maybe even years. You’ve probably received a rejection or two in that time. Rejection is tough – and inevitable. But your willingness to learn from rejection and persevere at your craft is essential to your success.

So how do you handle a rejection letter? What lessons do you take, if any, from a rejection? How do you get past the emotional pain of a rejection? And what keeps you writing each day?

Share your stories, tips and encouragement with your fellow authors in the comments! And keep learning, reading, writing – and following your passion!