The writer's greatest hurdle, REJECTION.
How to get over it.
It's personal, so it isn't easy.
It's also our polished and re-polished gem - who wouldn't love it?
But it comes and it's crushing.
After waiting all those months (just like the publisher's website advised) no invitation, no letter, no email. No congratulations for presenting a great piece of work!
Recently it struck me. We are in good company.
People rejected Jesus, in His day, as they still do today.
I'm not saying anything I have written compares remotely with Jesus message and sacrifice. My level of comparison is about Jesus attitude.
The verse, from Matthew's gospel, I think of, is where Jesus advises the disciples to shake the dust from their sandals and to keep going.
In early Christian days it was a sign of disdain towards those who weren't accepting of the message to do this.
AND I'm not saying to have disdain for a publishing company who doesn't accept your work.
I want to connect with any readers, reading this post, who are feeling rejected. Maybe someone out there is feeling they don't have anything to say because of being rejected.
I know what it feels like!
But if you are like me, and believe God has given you a gift, a written word to share....Shake the dust of discouragement from your keyboard and give it another go. And another go.....
In the end, for me, we did a self publish. An amazing and expensive experience! Yet one God generously blessed.
So dear readers, follow Jesus example of handling rejection.
Follow your dream of writing for your reading audience!
with a huge splash of love from me to you!
Author of 'The Significant You and Me'
An ordinary girl with a big hope in an extraordinary faithful Creator.