By Fiona Robyn
My experience of being a writer is of walking a constant tight-rope between processing negative feedback and rejection, and feeling good enough about my work to not give up completely. There have been extreme highs and extreme lows over the years, and I’m not expecting things to get any easier as time goes on — just different.
Although none of us would ever improve if we weren’t able to take on feedback from others, we also need to manage this process so it doesn’t overwhelm us. If we’re not passionate about our work at least some of the time then how can we expect anyone else to value what we’re doing? So how do we survive?
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