In honor of our nation’s birthday, I declare independence from rejection depression. So an agent said no. Big deal. On to the next one.
I declare independence from feelings of self-doubt. I must believe in me and my manuscript if I expect anyone else to. If I’m not good enough yet, then I’ll do more, read more, learn more, write more.
I declare independence from author-envy. Rather than getting bummed out about someone else’s book deal (or snagging a dream agent), I will make them my role model. If s/he can do it, then so can I!
Isn’t freedom grand?
What negative feelings do you need to let go of? Please share in the comments.