Rejection is a painful disorder in the life of a writer/author. When one sees an almost blank sheet of paper with a few words saying, “Your story is not suitable for our readers,” our world comes to an end. Perhaps a tear is shed, but the true writer learns to grow a callous on his mind and spirit. He continues on.
In the aftermath of a rejection, I look and review my story again and again. Yes, I see that it is not perfectly edited. I can change somethings or do more research on some of the details. I have asked others and paid editors to be told what is wrong with it.
The greatest rejection in history was the crucifixion of Jesus. When I meditate on this, my pain subsides, I file the letter away, and I try again. The following are some verses on rejection taken from The New American Bible, 1987, by World Publishing, Inc. (The Revised Book of Psalms and The Revised New Testament):
1. Jeremiah 29:11
For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you future full of hope.
2. Mathew 10:14
Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.
3. Romans 8:31
What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
4. Romans 8:28
We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
It is important to know and understand what we believe in when we are rejected. This way we grow strong with each downfall, and our minds leap up from the sands and set forth to fly in the radiant azure sky.