10 Painful Rejection Letters To NOW Famous People
If you are an artist of any kind, you’ve suffered rejection. Rejected manuscripts. Rejected proposals. Rejected ideas. Rejected projects. In the midst of it, we feel alone…and of course, REJECTED. It can be extremely difficult to lift your head and keep going….to send the idea back out there just one more time. There’s an avalanche of negative sentiment. All the negative voices heard throughout your life all re-speak in one overwhelming cacophony.
One sure-fire way of pushing against the negative onslaught, is to realize how many other artists have been down this same dark path. Here are 10 rejection letters sent to artists early in their careers who eventually kept going and put their idea back out there one more time. Take some time to read through them. You need their companionship on your own artistic journey.
Tommy Roe tells of the time he brought a demo tape of an unknown British band to the A&R people at ABC records for them to consider. They told him, “This is the worst s**t we ever heard. You make music and leave the talent scouting to us.” This was 1961-62. The band was the Beatles.
Thanks so much for sharing this. I read it this morning afer being chastised at work for something ridiculous and it helped to put things in perspective.