Hello, my friends. We are human, and therefore we shall be disappointed. Welcome to life.
This is something that I’ve been thinking about for quite a while. Hmmm, disappointment. Shall I write about it on my writing blog? My family blog? Both? It applies to all of us. Nobody is immune, not even you. Sorry.
You work on a piece, polish it, think it’s as perfect as you can get it, and it’s ultimately rejected. What do you do? You don’t get the promotion that you went for. Or you hope the geneticist will suddenly grant you miracles, and it turns out that she is only human after all. Or, you know, something like that.
Disappointment can be crushing. If not taken care of properly, disappointment can turn into despair, and despair is an ugly thing. All you have to do is google “authors who committed suicide” and you can see that.
I’m hoping to get a great conversation going about this in the comments. How do you personally handle disappointment, whether it be in the Writing World, or Real Life?