Today I woke wondering why I have this mental habit of trying to get everything done all at once or in a very short time period. 360 more words
Tags » Dealing With Criticism
This is a blog about coping with rejection of creative work, but it would not be complete without addressing rejection’s notorious cousin: criticism.
It hurts to hear people say negative things about something you poured your heart and soul into. 1,069 more words
Do you remember the first time you thought ‘I can’t do this?’ about teaching? Maybe it was when you were faced with a particularly rambunctious group of kids, or moody teenagers who didn’t want to talk. 1,327 more words
A few short weeks before I self-published Letters to Josep, I received some really stinging criticism. “It’s nothing special,” I was told. And it wasn’t just anybody who said this: it was an author and educator I had contacted in hopes of getting an endorsement, who, months earlier, had called my work “impressive” and referred me to a potential publisher. 963 more words