Unfortunately, as writers most of us know what receving that dreaded form letter or card feels like. I'm certainly no stranger to it myself. After all, it took sixteen years to get Devil's Dance and The Devil's Due to publication. Obviously, rejection isn't exlusive to writers, either. For example, when I was in sales and marketing, one of the worst rejections I experienced was to lose a $2 Million deal through no fault of my own. The deal itself was rejected. The trick is to turn rejections into growth experiences instead of allowing them to smash us down.
This is the theme of my Writers Tricks of the Trade column in today's Los Angeles edition of examiner.com.
MORGAN ST. JAMES