I’ve been collecting rejection letters on my manuscript, and it’s frustrating.
I spent most of last week on the phone with the school about my special-needs son’s behaviors. Also frustrating.
The news is, of course, a Dumpster fire.
But I will keep going regardless. On trying to find a home for my story, on helping my son, on being a good citizen, on standing up for what’s right.
It is totally fine to take a break, to stomp around the house, to burrow into a pile of comics and ignore reality for a while (OK, your coping skills may differ from mine). But then you get up and you keep going. You keep trying to do better. You keep working toward your goal. You take the frustration and the rejection and you become stronger because of it, and you keep going. Because you have to, and because it’s the right thing to do.
And that’s what I’m going to do.
My best to all, and may we all achieve our goals.