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Rejection: It Sucks, but is it a Blessing in Disguise? 4

Rejection: It Sucks, but is it a Blessing in Disguise?

The question embedded in my title is as much a reminder to myself as it is a rallying call for fellow creatives. I suspect that viewing rejection as a valuable learning curve only really comes with a lot of time, a heap of success, and a helluva lot of hindsight.

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How Do I Know if I’m Good Enough to Get Paid?

I remember asking myself this question before I became a vanilla freelancer and then before I pitched my first sex writing article. Am I good enough to get paid? How do I know? The short answer is…you don’t. But here are a few ideas to help you decide when it’s time to pitch your idea, make your content, or sell your thing anyway. You Wish You Wrote/Did/Made It Ever seen someone do something and thought, “I could have done that!” You don’t hate them for it (hopefully) but you’re a little mad at yourself because you could have done it...

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Pitching and Rejection: What You Need to Know

The first rule of creating content – smutty fiction, personal sex blogging essays, or topical and newsy ideas – is the same for everyone. You will be rejected. At some point, at some time, someone (or many some ones) won’t like your ideas, thoughts, or musings. It’s the nature of the creative life. But there’s something especially difficult about putting yourself out there and suggesting an idea (ya know, when you pitch something) and having it rejected. It hurts and, for many of us, it can be soul-crushing. The common wisdom is to “develop a thick skin” and while that’s...