The process of writing reminds me of dandelions. Creative ideas often sprout up out of nowhere. If we turn our attention to them, give them a little energy, they bloom into beautiful little yellow flowers of possibilities.
It takes time for them to mature. We write, and rewrite, edit, then edit more until our blooms ripen into full blown masterpieces.
Then we pluck and blow them into the literary stratosphere hoping that some will find fertile places to land. Most of our efforts will fall on unyielding pavement, but the one piece that takes root and gets watered will bloom into a thousand new possibilities for the future.
Dandelions are prolific, tenacious, and indefatigable. So must writers be if they want to find success for their efforts. We are motived from an insatiable desire to creatively corral thoughts into meaningful prose that will entertain, inform, educate, influence, and inspire the world.
Rejections are simply literary seeds that fall onto rigid soil. Eventually one of our progeny will germinate in a fertile place. When it does, all the time and toil it took for us to grow, create, release and wait as wordsmiths will have been worth it.