Rely on a writing coach (me), or an inspirational writer. Draw inspiration from figures in your life that you have copied and found happiness/success in. Accept that you learned it from them – and try to keep learning from them.
Writers rarely produce quality writing on the first – or even second – draft. So hold on in there, there’s hope for you! Enjoy 10 pointers for tightening your writing.
I know it’s easier said than done. The feeling you get when you get rejected is horrible. You feel as if someone has physically said “your work isn’t good enough,” but I’m here to tell you that, that is not the case! More often than not, the only reason magazines reject your work is because it just doesn’t fit with their theme and their criteria. It’s not a commentary on your writing, it’s genuinely them and not you. I was rejected by two magazines before I joined Yellow Scribe, it wasn’t nice, but it was an opportunity to grow.