How do you react when someone tells you “no”? The answer might be the key to building a successful freelance writing career.
Whether you’re an aspiring freelancer, a veteran, or somewhere in between, you’re going to deal with rejection. And hearing “no” when you’ve put in the time, research, and effort to construct the perfect query can be devastating.
What do you do?
If you’re going to be a successful freelance writer, you have only one choice — learn to hear that “no” and use it to become a better freelance writer. Here’s how:
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I’m just back from a religious retreat where we were encouraged to compose our own prayers.
Reading all the inspiring and uplifting thoughts our group came up with made me think there should be a prayer for freelance writers.
Shouldn’t there be? I’ve never seen one!
Of course, it’s easier to do this sort of thing while you’re still at a relaxing camp with others in a group to help you.
Doing this on my own, I found it was hard to keep it short! There are so many aspects to the freelance writing life in which we might ask for divine help.
Here’s what I came up with:
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