Fear of rejection

I've been giving some thought on this subject of 'fear of rejection', namely that of being rejected once you submit writing for publication. Rejection letters can be very discouraging, demoralizing, and seemingly proof of the lack of skill...or so one would think. Rejection can mean many things from the subject matter is not what they …

Fear of success or fear of rejection?

I find myself only recently fired up about submitting my writing for publication, let alone having the confidence to share my stuff outside my writer's circle and friends. Too shy you ask? Growing up, my family was harsh in criticism. Once I shared a story with my mother that was twenty pages, front and back, …