Never Give Up, by Angel Sharum

You’re gettin’ better, girl! The latest rejection hurt, but you shed not a tear. I’m proud of you!

I know it’s not easy writing a story, putting everything you have into it, only to have it rejected. It knocks your confidence level for a loop and bruises your ego, making you wonder if you’ll ever be good enough.

I’m here to tell you, you are good enough! Keep writing stories, share your imagination with the world, and one day, you’ll see your name on the cover of a book.

Hold on to the positives. You know people like reading your stories, because they’ve told you so. Stockpile all the times people say they can’t wait to read more of a story, or compliment you on a specific line of dialog, and draw from it to ease the pain of rejection.

Believe in yourself! Put that stubborn streak to good use and never give up on your dream!

Writing isn’t for sissies, that’s for sure. It takes thick skin, and the ability to lock your emotions behind a wall of indifference, attempting to convince yourself they aren’t rejecting you personally, that your work just wasn’t an exact fit.

I know all this is easier said than done, but I think you’re getting the hang of it. You’re looking for ways to improve, asking opinions to advance your skills, and rolling with the punches. Bet you never thought being a writer required learning to duck and swerve, huh?

I just wanted to let you to know I’m behind you. I’m that little voice in the back of your mind, whispering, “You can do it.” I will never leave. It’s up to you to keep listening!


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Angel Sharum PicAuthor’s Bio: Angel Sharum shares her opinions through non-fiction articles, and her imagination through short stories and poetry. Making a connection, causing people to think and stirring their emotions, is what Angel strives for with every reader.

You can visit Angel at her author’s site:


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22 Responses to “Never Give Up, by Angel Sharum”

  1. Windowshopping says:

    What an encouraging, loving, heart-felt post! Great job, Angel. Your writing touches people! Pay attention to the part of you that wrote that letter, allow that part of you to nurture you and encourage you and remind you what an extraordinary woman you are! Blessings, Love, and Light…

  2. Angel, this was so wonderful and inspirational. You are awesome, girl.

  3. Jo Brielyn says:

    What a beautiful, heartfelt letter, Angel. Listen to the part of you that penned these words and believe her because you are good enough. Your passion and imagination shine through in all you do and make you a great woman, friend and writer.

    Shoot for the book cover!

  4. admin says:

    Congratulations on being our inaugural post on Unsent Letters, Angel.

    I’m sure your letter to yourself will inspire anyone who has dreams of being a writer, being published, and have felt the sting of rejection.

    I hope it encourages others to come and submit their Unsent Letter to us too!

    Congrats again, Angel!

    Love and stuff,

  5. Angel says:

    Thank you all so much. I’m tearing up. You are all so sweet and I’m glad to call you friends!

  6. Laurie says:

    What a positive motivational letter! It is nice to see a talented writer spread her wings and fly.

  7. kathi says:

    Beautiful and brimming with great messages,never give up,always believe in you because if not you then who?

  8. Linda says:

    I love this letter Angel… it gives me hope.

  9. Angel says:

    Thanks, Linda and Kathi. I will have to reread it myself when I’m down after a rejection! Never hurts to have a pick me up lying around!

  10. Rissa says:

    Thank you! I needed this letter. It gives me hope.

    This was the perfect first letter for the website.

    I know you can do this- I am one of those people anxiously wondering if you have put up your latest story because I can’t wait to read it.

    Great job.

  11. Jennifer Wright says:

    Great Job Angel!

  12. Angel says:

    I love you for asking about my stories, Rissa! You will never know how good it makes me feel knowing you really like reading them!

  13. Ruth Belena says:

    Excellent attitude to have. A publisher’s rejection is not a failure, it just means your work was just not what they are looking for. Some publishers don’t make their requirements clear enough.

  14. Susan says:

    You did an awesome job, Angel. I love this pep talk to yourself. We all need to pay attention to that little voice that encourages us, no matter what our goals are.

  15. Melanie says:

    What a fabulous letter to yourself Angel! It really speaks to me as well.

  16. Cindy says:

    You go girl!
    Your letter captures the way so many of us feel, even if we ahve been published. Your stories are terrific, Angel, and someday soon I’ll be able to say, “I knew her when…”

  17. Ana says:

    That little voice is so important. Excellent!

  18. Angel says:

    Thank you all so much! It isn’t always easy, and sometimes the little voice gets drowned out, but if we listen close enough, it’s still there!

  19. Simonn says:

    This is something really good in this package,

  20. n4 forex says:

    Great post, but its a bit long and most people like short and sweet posts!

  21. Angel says:

    Thanks, y’all.

    n4, for this particular site you can do long letters. It’s a little different than articles and such.

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