Write what you love. ~~Abigail Madison-Chase~~
I received my first rejection on I AM WOLF. It's a badge of honor to me. I'm sure most of you are saying, "WHAT?"
Thing is this, it's my first rejection. As writers we all know they're coming. The first one is not a surprise. It is part of the game of writing. The business of writing is so much different than the art of writing. That's why writing what you love is so important. It doesn't come off forced when you write what you love.
The way I look at it all is pretty simple. Rejections come with the business. It is all part of the game. That doesn't mean give up and it doesn't mean I'm bad. It just means it wasn't for them. I wonder what I'll think when I'm farther down the road. Will I think the same thing? Who knows.
What I do know is write what you love is the best way to go. Don't do it for the fame, because that doesn't always come with the territory. Do it because you love it. Write because you want to. Write because you love to create the stories. If there is no greater joy, then you are doing the right thing.