When we finish writing a book or painting a picture, we expect the world to fall at our feet. When that doesn’t happen, we are crushed. I once received a rejection on a manuscript before I received the postal confirmation slip telling me the editor had received it. Now, that’s rejection!
The road to success measured by public acceptance is bumpy. Here’s my tip to smooth it out a bit… and excuse me if this is a simplification that does not pay the bills (I do know that the money side of it is important)… first and foremost, be happy with what you’ve done. You must be your #1 fan.