Rejection

Some actors couldn’t figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Harrison Ford

Rejection is never easy, ever. To hear back from an agent, a publisher, a future employer saying NO however politely they say it is always hard. It always hits me like a punch in the stomach winding me, knocking me back making me reflect,making me doubt. Then you realise rejection is part of the journey and if every agent and publisher said yes to everything what a boring world full of sameness it would be. Normally a rejection would make me think my work wasn’t good enough, that I wasn’t good enough but this time I just think the agent that rejected me wasn’t the one and if she didn’t share my vision then she was never going to be right for me. That doesn’t mean the right one isn’t there, just that I haven’t found them yet…and then I came across this quote. My son loves Star Wars and is counting down the days until Star Wars 7 is releasetunnel2d; as I sit writing this I can hear Star Wars 5 in the background, in fact because it is released on December 18th we will be eschewing a visit to Santa in favour of a trip to the cinema. Also I like this quote because I was just working on some photos that I was going to post that were part of the inspiration for my first book – one of them is a tunnel, so that must be fate- and yes, I can definitely see the light at the end of it.

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