6 ways to keep moving forward after publisher rejection

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There is nothing quite like the stomach-churning excitement you get when receiving a reply letter from a publisher for a book you have submitted. More often than not, this excitement is replaced with a heavy and disheartening feeling as you discover that it is a rejection letter. They say failing is the best way to learn but some situations are easier to get over than others. Here are six tips to getting yourself back on track and ready to take on another day after publisher rejection.
1. Self-esteem:┬áIt is perfectly okay to grieve the idea that this publisher was the one that would take your work to market. But once that grieving time is over, stop thinking about it. If you continue to ruminate on the distressing idea of failure, it will cut down your self-esteem and cultivate a negative world around you. The best way to remedy this is by….

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Jessie Shepherd, MA, LCMHC is a Mental Health Counselor in Utah. She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. Her focus is treating trauma, eating disorders and adjustment issues in adults, adolescents, children and their families.

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