I chose this topic because I got my 10th grant rejection today. It is hard to handle. No matter how many rejection slips you get for submissions, queries or grants-it does not get any easier. Sometimes I handle the rejections with a thirty second thought-saying to myself maybe next time. On other days getting a rejection slip makes me feel defeated. When this happens I remind myself of all the positive experiences I have had on my journey. This is the way the writing game works and rejection slips are a part of it.
I am still waiting on more than half a dozen grant notifications so there is still a chance!
“Keep reading, keep writing, and keep submitting. Despite all the rejections, that next acceptance may just be around the corner”. -David Martin