The writing process is hard. Hundreds of hours spent on honing craft, on wielding pen against pages of paper (or keyboard against white space of MS Word LOL), on rewriting and revising and repolishing until our energy has all been spent.
Then the dreaded querying process starts and the nail biting begins.
And then the news comes. The big...fat...
I haven't started querying yet, but the picture above looms in my nightmares, threatening to come true. LOL It would be SO MUCH easier if we just got these...
Responses like the one above would most definitely be so much easier, but I think that the word "no" can either bring you down or make you stronger. I think a person's individual reaction can speak volumes about how they choose to let the word affect their lives. "NO" can just be the beginning of a beautiful relationship with change and progress. *is trying to be an optimist*
What are some of your experiences with the word "no" and how did you handle them?