Wrestling with Rejection
Mary Dawson, host of â€œI Write the Songsâ€??, professional songwriter, and president of CQK Records & Music in Dallas, gives some advice on how to handle rejection.
You pour your heart and soul into your new song. Birth of a masterpiece! And thenâ€¦..you play the song for a family member, friend, or a panel of judges. As Maryâ€™s friend, Babbie Mason says, â€œThey have the nerve to tell you that your baby is ugly!â€?? Itâ€™s called rejection and it hurts like hell!
Rejection in the world of music is an unavoidable reality, but how we choose to respond can either makes us â€œbitter or better.â€??
Maryâ€™s offers advice on how to handle the â€œstingâ€?? of rejection:
1. Consider the source. Who reviewed the song? 2. Learn to identify and appreciate positive criticism. Every good songwriter must learn to cherish and seek out such honest feedback in order to keep stretching and growing in the craft. 3. Master the craft of songwriting. How well do you know the craft of songwriting? Do you know the rules and skills of songwriting?