Embrace rejection dating

When we ask others out on dates and they say no, that is a terrible feeling.

When we don’t get the job we sought, it feels like we have failed in some way.

(You mean he doesn’t read Now, I celebrate my losses and rejections as much as I celebrate my wins.

I know that the more rejections I get, the more I am putting myself out there, the more I am trying.

If you use rejection as a learning experience, you can use it to better your position.

The biggest question you should try to answer is why did the person reject me?

I used to think that no one could possibly deal with as much rejection as I do.

I’ve been some kind of artist ever since I was five—I’ve been a dancer, a singer/songwriter, an author, a poet, a playwright, a screenwriter, and an actress.

Her upcoming debut young adult novel is called “The Muses.” Her two best friends are her cats, Frank and Julian, and she has a big tattoo of Morrissey on her leg, which frequently gets mistaken for Elvis.

When I was in middle school, I auditioned for three years in a row before I finally made it into the ballet. I could enter a playwriting contest I only halfway want to participate in and still feel disappointed when I wasn’t selected. When I gave this idea more consideration, though, I realized that artists don’t actually get rejected any more than non-artists.

I’ve been rejected in hundreds of situations: plays and films I wasn’t cast in, bands who didn’t want me as a singer, literary agents who didn’t want to represent my novel, MFA programs I didn’t get into, writing contests I didn’t win. I entered a screenplay proposal into the Twilight Storytellers project, and it was chosen as one of the top 40 finalists, but didn’t make it into the top 20. But ultimately, you dust yourself off and get back up. People have to deal with rejection every day: the job you didn’t get, the dude/lady who never called you back after the date, the idea you offered at work that wasn’t used, the bowling game you lost to your best friend, the tweet you sent in to .

My most recent rejection reminded me that it’s been a while since I “lost,” which means I haven’t been playing enough.

This has inspired me to write more short plays and screenplays to submit to other projects.

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