Monday, February 22, 2016

Maybe it will go nowhere, but maybe it'll go somewhere

I sent in an editorial of mine to be published.
There was something so freeing, so beautiful about doing so.
Now, maybe I'll get rejected.
I know that's a possibility.
But there's no harm in trying.
I was encouraged by people around me to send it in, and you know, that was something different for me.
I don't usually put myself out there because I doubt myself...
a lot.
I don't feel like what I write is going to be good enough.
And then, I don't know how to go about it either.
But my teacher told me, and with my friends who encouraged me,
I had the confidence to send it in.

Even if it gets rejected, that's okay.
I still sent it in.
And, just because one newspaper didn't like it, it doesn't mean another article won't like it either.

It is really encouraging to hear about famous authors and how many times their writings were rejected before they got published because it just goes to show you that rejection doesn't mean your writing is bad. It means that particular person didn't like it. And you know what? That's going to happen. We all have different foods and flavors we love and hate. We all have different actors/actresses we love and hate. We're all going to have different articles/books we love and hate.

So, I will keep trying.
If this one newspaper I sent it in to doesn't like and want to publish my article, I will send it in elsewhere.
I won't give up/

And even if none of the places publish my article, I think I'm just proud of the fact that I submitted it in the first place because, for whatever reason, it was hard for me to do so.

I'm not sure I would have done it without the encouragement of others.

I'm trying to work on myself too.
Because I usually do wait for others to confirm that I am good at something before I get the confidence to reach for the stars.
Otherwise, I am too fearful to put myself out there.
And who knows why that is... I don't.
But I'm going to work on it.

Anyways, rant over.

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