Afraid of Rejection?
I’d say I stare at a blank page approximately 90% of my writing sessions. Ideas for articles, reviews and blog posts are coming to me with less difficulty now that I allow myself to just sit and write. I don’t care how it sounds or looks at the time I’m writing. I do the same thing with titles. I just let the words come and I write them. Then a day later I’ll come back and hit delete a couple of times down the page, and also add something I didn’t think of yesterday. If you continue to stare at blank pages and don’t write, you’ll never get anywhere with your passions for writing.
The idea is to compose a rough draft at first, and come back later for additions and minor tweaks. It doesn’t matter if it stinks to high heaven; nobody cares. A rough draft is for your eyes alone…unless you arrange for a proofreader to proof it. And guess what? There is nothing wrong with that. If using a proofreader frees up some of your time and makes things easier for you, why not do it!
If you came up with just one good article idea and title on any given day, I would solicit to say, “Your day was productive!” You may not agree with me. Always remember, one idea is much better than none.
Are you afraid of rejection or disapproval when you sit down to write? I’ll be the first to admit, I am at times! Every writer feels this emotion at some time along their writing career, experiences and accomplishments. It’s normal! However, what YOU DO with or about this emotion (fear) is what’s essentially important. If you let fear consume you and your dreams, and you don’t write anything at all, you’re only hurting yourself.
You know if you go through life with fear of the unknown, (and this doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand with writing, it can be anything you want to accomplish), you will never succeed at anything.
So, what are you going to do today?
Please don’t let the fear of rejection stop you from writing! If anything, learn from those rejections. A publisher usually gives their advice and also the reason for a decline in accepting something you’ve written. Learn from it, move on and keep writing. Keep letting your finger tips touch the keyboard; or, keep clutching your pen and let it sweep across your paper. The written piece is never set in stone, you can always improve it.
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