On the shelf behind me sit two rejected manuscripts from the BBC. The rejection letters are complimentary but still end with a thumping ‘No’.
So why am I still writing? I still write because:
a) I can’t stop writing – it would be like stopping breathing
b) I really hate losing
c) I utterly believe in the messages I want to communicate
So it was heartening when a recent post by Dr. Avra Lyraki pointed me to the following list of 10 people whose experience of rejection was greater than my own.