Rejection is a huge part of being a writer. Most of the time, it’s other people telling you no: your critique group, contests, agents and editors. But sometimes, you have to be the one to say it and it sucks. Saying no to someone sucks even worse that being rejected (at least for me). Sometimes the right choice is the hardest choice and you spend the evening curled in the fetal position on your bed ugly crying while your dogs look at you like you’re nuts.
No is the worst word ever invented.
Thank you, REM, for this:
When your day is long and the night
The night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough of this life, well hang on
Don’t let yourself go
Everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes
Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone (hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (hold on)
When you think you’ve had too much of this life, well hang on
Take comfort in your friends.