It's release week for Rite of Rejection and the kick off of the blog tour. Check out the tour page for a full list of all the stops. To celebrate all this awesomeness I've invited several authors to come talk about their own brushes with rejection. Today, we hear from Natasha Hanova, author of Edge of Truth.
I'm not going to lie. Rejection hurts. As a writer, I know this better than most. I have my
share of writing-related rejection stories, but wanted to share one that taught me a lesson.
The company planned to hold open interviews. Happy dance! The job was as good as mine.
I always do well because I force friends and family into mock interviews, while I’m wearing
a carefully selected interview outfit. Don't judge. I entered the office feeling confident.
According to my interviewer's body language, things were looking good.
The session ended with words that altered my way of thinking: You sound like a great
candidate, but you are over qualified. At the time, my disappointment was great.
Reflecting back on the rejection, I now see that it was for the best. It certainly changed how
I searched for work, taught me not to undervalue myself. I did eventually landed a job in
marketing surrounded by creative types.
Natasha Hanova is the author of Edge of Truth, a YA
dystopian. She enjoys sliding around the house in her socks and loves nibbling Peanut
M&Ms while reading or writing paranormal, dark fantasy, and dystopian books with
heavy doses of romance.
Find Natasha on her blog, Twitter, or Facebook.