Things not to say to your friends who are writers when they get a rejection letter …
1) Everyone’s been rejected.
Yes. We know this.
2) Just keep trying.
You keep trying.
3) How often have you submitted it?
Doesn’t matter. First or 100th letter still sucks.
4) This is why people have real careers.
Writing isn’t a hobby for some of us.
5) I have a whole host of them myself.
That’s great. I’ll care about that tomorrow.
Some days you just don’t want to put on a brave face and be the strong, stoic artist. Some days, you want to throw a fit and cry into your drink. So, especially if you aren’t a writer, just remember this: when a friend gets a rejection letter, tell them you’re sorry and then offer chocolate. Sometimes, we just need to pout.
Why yes, we’ve noticed I’m not buzzfeed. I’m not posting gifs. Why? I’m lazy.