Thursday, May 22, 2014
Why the Glamour of Writing Doesn't Make Rejection Any Easier
I’m here to tell you something you probably haven’t heard before: writers aren’t special.
They aren’t a special class of human being. They are not totally incomprehensible to the rest of humanity. Their dreams and goals are no loftier than the “boring” people interested in math and science.
I know, I know, this is a scandalous idea to those who proudly label themselves “crazy” and generally think a fashion trend towards armor and steampunk goggles is the best idea they’ve ever heard.
Stay with me here.
Read more on the OYAN blog. >>
During my absence on my own blog, I actually wrote two other guest posts for the OYAN blog, condensing and adding to concepts in my old critiquing series. Here are those posts:
How to Respond to Critique When it Hurts
How to Become a Writer's Best Friend
A few days after I penned (keyboarded) the Rejection blog post, I actually got a job! So my life's a bit crazy right now, but I haven't forgotten my attempted reboot. Hopefully I'll have time to hammer out another post soon.