So, you have been rejected. Believe me, you are not the only one. People are getting rejected all the time. So you are not alone.
Alone or on the Titanic of writers, pain and suffering is individual. And then you don’t know how to be angry? Or desperate?
You are the sad kind.
You want to cry? Who is stopping you?
The moment the postman hands your rejection letter : Start with the sniffling, then cry and sob and if possible bawl to your lungs capacity. You want to hit your forehead or your chest when crying. So be it. But try to cry in corners and closets. Until unless you are very lucky this is not the first time you are crying and this will not be the last. So dragging unnecessary attention towards your sorrow, that keeps coming almost every day like the garbage truck, will only make your writing life difficult.
There will always be a few people who would love to say, “I told you so.”
If not say then they are thinking, “I knew this would happen.”
Some will rightfully declare, “Writing is not as easy as you thought, huh?” And these kind of remarks will only cause you more pain. It will be like getting your toe struck twice with the hammer!
So try and keep the crying, sobbing , bawling to a inaudible limit! The bathroom with the shower on is the best way to do this. The water will flow away your sadness faster, no one can hear you and you yourself cannot see the tears what with the water streaming all across your face.
Of course don’t look in the mirror : the crying bawling face looks seriously distorted!
You must have sent your query’s in bulk? Of course, Yes, don’t lie to me. The other rejections will also come . So, either you cry for all of them at the same time or make it individual crying sessions. The choice is yours.
Well, I used to cry for each letter individually. I prefer giving personal attention!
Whatever you choose : Let the world know they have betrayed you! Your heart is broken. You want to betray the world. Return the favor. But neither you have the resources nor the training to hurt people!
WRITE BACK A SAD SAD REPLY.