A successful Scottish author has just had a book he wrote 15 years ago – which was rejected – published.
The book, Lockdown, is based in a pandemic-impacted London which, along with the rest of the globe, is in lockdown. Just like the world is today. Except back then the publishers laughed and said in modern Britain it would never happen. The book was too farfetched. How little did they know, right?
Fast forward 15 years and we are in exactly that situation. The author remembered that book he’d had sitting in a drawer for 15 years and re-submitted. No-one laughed this time.
You can read more about Peter May’s lockdown story here.
This is why we should never let rejection get to us. Whether it is your writing or something else. Never give up. You never know when the time will be right, or in what other way that rejection might steer you clear to other successes.
Do you let rejection get you down?