Okay, so I've been feeling really inspired to talk about this lately. So, rejection sucks. We all know it, we've all felt it. In one way or another, it's hard to deal with.
When it comes to your writing or your comics, it can be especially hard to stay motivated when you're feeling rejected. However, I've come to realize that rejection isn't the end. If your story idea gets rejected, or your completed novel, or your comic, or your art style, or anything at all, there's still a silver lining: a lesson learned.
I know that might sound silly, but even as a premium author I deal with plenty of rejection. Not everything is easy just because we get one book or one comic out there, nor does it mean you'll continue to find success just because you had one good idea. On a weekly basis things that I've written for a chapter need to be changed, ideas I've pitched are turned down, and the list goes on and on. But that's okay, because it's not the end of anything. I try to learn, to adapt, to rethink and rewrite until finally I get it right and the final product is accepted by the team who understands the Tapas audience and market best. It takes time, patience, resilience, and constant effort.
So, if you're feeling down or unmotivated because of rejection, don't give up. Push forward, push yourself, improve and learn from your mistakes and weaknesses. Do better, be better, and work smarter not harder. And remember, even if you don't always end up where you want to be when you want to be there, it's good to look back and see how far you've already come. As long as you're always making progress, that's what counts!
What are your tips for dealing with rejection, and what's a good way to view it?