REJECTION - I wish I knew a lot less about this topic matter, but alas, I am a writer, therefore I am besties with the concept of rejection.
I've rocked in many a corner, after the high of submitting something I thought had promise, then the low of the 'no' shooting straight to the heart. It's often difficult to differentiate between your writing being rejected and you being rejected.
But after ten years of this game, I've realised that receiving the rejections doesn't get any easier, there's naturally disappointment when a story idea or article pitch doesn't get accepted, but there are some coping strategies that can help.
I must admit, the bigger the project, the bigger the fall, too. I had a novel manuscript rejected by Penguin Random House and that definitely kneecapped me. Whereas article pitches are part of daily life for most freelance writers, so we need to learn ways to accept, learn and move on from a rejection. I wrote about it over on Rachel's List. Check it out here.