Now this is the way to handle rejections:
BINGO! Rejection bingo with Kirsten Larson of the Sub It Club is a great way to have some fun with the inevitable pile of rejection letters. (Why didn’t I think of this when I was dating? “It’s not you, it’s me…” 😉 )
You have to love that the bonus square is “No Response.” I’m proud that the agency I work for responds to everyone, even if just a form letter. (P.S. If you didn’t hear back from us, it’s one of three things: a) no SASE, b) your email address bounces back to us, or c) we’re still considering it!)
Rejection is just a bump in the road. What goes down must come up. Laugh it off, and keep submitting.
Another way to handle the negative energy of rejections is to do some good in the world. This week only, Penguin Random House is having a READ-A-THON! Check out #Project Readathon, and use your reading time for a good cause. For each excerpt you read online from PGR, they will donate books to Save the Children , up to 300,000 books.
Ready? You with me? Let’s READ!