I know they hurt, and they seem so unfair, dear one. But I want to applaud you for your bravery in submitting. I want to tell you that I am proud of you for seeing a work all the way to the end! I want to tell you how proud I am of you for taking an idea in your head and putting it down. I want to commend your bravery in finding a site, a contest or a podcast to submit your work to! Most writers keep writing as a hobby because they fear other people looking at or judging their work.
That is a coin of the realm beloved. Rejection, critiques and criticisms come with the territory of submitting work–in any medium! You will have people that love your work and some whom will think you have no business writing the alphabet! But, there are people whom think still that women shouldn’t be writers. That think that Black people can’t/shouldn’t/don’t do horror. There are people that believe Laurel K. Hamilton shouldn’t have written the Anita Blake series. There are people that believe the 50 Shades of Grey series is horrible! There are people that believe Twilight is toliet paper!
There takes all writers, and all imaginations to make a world, dear ones.
Be part of that world.
With Love & Ink,