The term self-rejection is a buzzword to a few, and a reality to some. You have to understand the process of writing is hard. You have to develop a thick skin to write.
With that said, how does one define ‘self-rejection’, I definite as:
Self-rejection is when you as a writer believe you shouldn’t write, have no support to keep writing, and should never even start writing.
Self-rejection is a paralytic to those whom desire to write, and want to show such work to a curious public. It robs you of the belief in yourself! It robs you of creativity, the power and skill of your own imagination, forcing you to believe what you desire to do–it is not worthy of merit, support or recognition.
All writers go through a cycle or season of this–but that is just what it is! It should be temporary. In order to truly embrace the talent you, yourself, house, you must give yourself permission to write what you desire.
No more. No less. Remember the ARR.
Accept what your imagination is giving you.
Realize you have the ability to write it.
Remember the first person you write for is yourself.
As the writer–yes, YOU the writer, have a duty to write. Franz Kafka said, “A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” You counter not writing, by writing–there is no other shortcut. The first person you need support, whom you need to believe in your talent, is you.
Don’t reject you.