Rejection is not the end of the story

I was researching the number of famous authors who had started their writing careers by self-publishing and I was astounded by how many big name authors had been rejected by publishers before their careers kicked off.

There are some huge names in this BuzzFeed Community article:

20 Brilliant Authors Whose Work Was Initially Rejected

The thing I liked most about reading about those authors, was the fact that they obviously believed enough in themselves to keep going, and to keep putting themselves out there until they achieved what they set out to achieve – to become published authors.

I so admire their tenacity and their stick-to-it-iveness.

If we don’t believe in ourselves, who will?