Karen Jordan

Facing Criticism and Rejection

When Jesus finished telling these stories, he left there, returned to his hometown, and gave a lecture in the meetinghouse. He made a real hit, impressing everyone. “We had no idea he was this good!” they said. “How did he get so wise, get such ability?” But in the next breath they were cutting him… Continue reading Facing Criticism and Rejection

Anita Agers Brooks, Uncategorized

Risking Writing Rejection

Why are we afraid to fail? Often, because we believe rejection exposes a gap in us. It points to something we don't want others to see. It confirms what our suspicions tell us.  We aren’t acceptable. As writers, we risk rejection from many different sources. Projects and people alike can make us feel unacceptable, and throw us into… Continue reading Risking Writing Rejection

Kathyrn Graves

Understanding Rejection

Your idea simmered in your mind for days. You sketched notes from the beginning until you knew it was time to fashion the pieces into a whole. You employed the tools learned from attending writing conferences and reading books on the craft of writing to make this the best sample of your ability. Then you… Continue reading Understanding Rejection

Kathyrn Graves


"Now what should I do?" I've returned home from a writers conference with permission from several publishers to send my proposal. I work and re-work to get all my wording just right. I tweak and tighten until I'm convinced it is perfect. Then I send it off and wait anxiously for what seems to be… Continue reading Setbacks