Writing can be one of the most isolating and thankless jobs around. Unless you have a contract for that article, essay or book, you’re working on blind faith that somebody, somewhere might want it.
And then the rejection letter (or e-mail) arrives. Whether it’s your first or only the most recent in a long line of “thanks, but no thanks” missives, you wonder whether there’s a point. Will anyone ever want to read your words?
As someone who’s made a living writing for 31 years, I have one piece of advice: Don’t give up.
Easy for me to say, right? But I didn’t succeed right from the get-go.