Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.
Did You Know . . .?
William Saroyan, recognized as "one of the most prominent literary figures of the mid-20th century," received an astonishing 7,000 rejection slips before selling his first short story.
Saroyan made his breakthrough in 1934 in Story magazine with The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
Saroyan's advice to a young writer was: "Try to learn to breathe deeply; really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell."
Also . . .
A note sent to George Orwell, rejecting his book "Animal Farm" -- "It is impossible to sell animal stories in the U.S.A."
WORD FOR TODAY
rejection [ri-JEK-shuh n]
the dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc.
refusal, spurning, dismissal, elimination.
(Nov 6, 1976 - Apr 22, 2004)
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"I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat."