Rejection is built in.

One of the many places I applied to write blog posts for responded with a form-letter-email rejection today. This is a reminder that rejection is built in to this process, but it didn’t prepare me for the gut check that rejection always gives a person.

“What the hell is wrong with what I wrote?!” – The question that immediately sprang to mind that has no answer. A few minutes after I felt this, it melted away. This will be more often than not, that’s just how it goes. It isn’t personal, it’s just business.

Odds are I won’t be a perfect fit anywhere if the content is something I have to phone in or if I have to rein myself in. I just have to keep trying and trust the process. I get something out of every attempt, and every time allows me the opportunity to continue to write and get better.

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