I get rejected. A lot. Still in fact, even though I've had an agent for 5 years, and will have my 6th book traditionally published in March. My rejections don't just include those from editors, but from readers, reporters, other writers, conferences, that guy at the mall, my cat...
It can be too much at times.
So what is a girl with an already warped sense of self and the world to do?
Here are my top 5 ways to deal with constant rejection:
5) Punch those rejecting you. It will only hurt them for a minute, and give you satisfaction for years.
4) Write a blog post about how to deal with rejection, making sure to say asshole things like, It's part of life, and the job of a writer. You need thicker skin. Fuck that. I need better friends.
3) Write a snarky blog post about how to deal with rejection in a totally passive/aggressive way.
1) Act like a grown up, and face your rejection. Since there's no fun in that, I suggest acting like five year old and calling those who've wronged me a BIG POOPY HEAD! Yes, I'm talking about you , _______.
Any other ways you handle rejection?