So I pitched it to the national papers instead where it got picked up and jumpstarted my writing career ☕
The most common rejection is silence.
You have to be prepared for a complete lack of response - even from places and editors you've written for previously.
But you have to strive to be someone who can cope with that silence and lack of interest or communication.
You have to have confidence in your own voice without belligerence.
you must STEEL yourself to expect silence and rejection without losing your drive and passion.
And as I'm currently not working, my advice isn't up to date.
But that silence is the number one thing I see that trips writers up, stresses and depresses them.
I love pitching. Silence doesn't phase me. I think my writing is bomb.
I'm a weirdo 😅
But if you can master that silence, life is GOOD.