“Success as a writer depends more on intelligent persistence than on raw talent.” – author Ellen Jackson
Hey, writer friends, the article 6 Steps to Dealing with Rejection by author Ellen Jackson is one of the most encouraging posts for writers I have read in a long while. Ellen probably won’t remember, but we exchanged emails a couple years ago. She was helpful and kind and wise, I immediately felt valued as a newbie and grew to respect her and her years of experience in the industry. (Ellen is also a regular commenter at VerlaKay.) Follow the link for Ellen’s tip in point 3 for how she moves from disappointment to hope in fifteen minutes flat. And remember “don’t be afraid of Nobody Land; it’s your best source of material.”
Wise words to remember.
Happy weekend, everyone. Tell me a way that you will persist this week. (I’m going to finish one of the final scenes in my middle grade. Yipee!).
from disappointment to hope in 15 minutes? that's amazing, and definitely worth checking out. thanks!
This article looks good! I'm a little late in checking it out, but thanks for sharing the link, Kristin. 🙂