My Rejection Wake-up Call

by: Lisa Cavallaro
www.lisacavallaro.com

Last month’s response from the Huffington Post wasn’t quite what I’d expected. It was the tenth blog I submitted and a little different from the prior ones they published for me. I couldn’t wait to see the online results.

Only thing is I’m still waiting. Yep, the article I was so proud of got a very sweet “we’re going to pass on this one” from Huff Po.

So after sitting with the rejection for almost a full month, I decided today would be the day I’d get back on that saddle and ride.

  • Will I just tweak a few things about the article and re-submit?
  • Will I write a whole new article on the same topic?
  • They never answered my request for a more detailed explanation, so I’m not even sure what they want me to do differently with the next one.

Wait! Did I just say that?

I call myself a deliberate creator yet there I was trying to figure out what someone else wants me to write? Talk about jumping out of alignment!

With all due respect to Huff Po, scratch that question about what they’re looking for.

I don’t want to change the article. I just want to get it out there.

I wrote it for parents who’d rather not put their kids on ADHD medication…  and although Huff Post is a great place for some of my material, certain articles are better suited for a different audience.

It’s already on my own blog and I’ll get it out on Facebook too. Maybe others will even share it.

My intention is that the information WILL get out there and I feel really good about that.

What was disguised as a sweet rejection notice proved to be just the wake-up call I needed. My article was written from a place of alignment and once rejected, without even realizing it, I jumped right out of that alignment by wanting to please someone else.

Not very productive! (A total waste of time spinning my wheels.)

Nothing compares to aligned writing.

For me, it’s freeing.

It flows smoothly and each word inspires the next.

It feels genuine.

No internal chatter about what someone else wants.

Nothing pretentious.

Just me.

No fear of rejection. :)

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