My fearful Lion has been beat up with rejection,
lack of inspiration,
and is still unpublished.
Are you a well published author? If so, have you ever received more than one rejection for an article or book?
If you aren’t published, do you have a rejection pile? Is there more than one in your inbox or file drawer? If not, why not?
Does the fear of rejection stop you cold? Or can you share something you learned from a rejection?
Have you sold something you wrote in 2013? If so, how many times did you submit before you were accepted?
Harper Lee, the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” said,
“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.”
Andy Scheer, Agent for Hartline Literary Agent often says, “Develop the hide of a rhinoceros.”
Have you developed a tough hide? Tough enough to slap the rejection in a file, or basket or hang it on a nail like Stephen King and send out the same article again the next day?
Why or why not?
A verse that encourages me is found in Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
Rejected Lion Art by Savannah Wilkes 2013