If you’re actively seeking to promote your career as a screenwriter, then you’ve probably had your fair share of rejections. As a musician/songwriter, failed novelist and now scriptwriter, I’ve had more than I can count. In fact, I still have many hard copy rejection letters filed away in notebooks. Of course, I received most of these before the advent of the more convenient email rejection. Everyone deals with rejection in different ways. There are those who really wallow in it. An example would be to go into a dark room with a bottle of Jack and stare off into space for hours on end. Though that may sound cool in a dark way, my recommendation is, don’t do that. I’ve dealt with rejection in different ways. Sometimes, I’ll hop on the bike and take a scenic ride. On other occasions, I’ll vent at my desk and call the rejecting parties bumbling Philistines for not getting what I do. I do this for a few minutes until the negative feeling dissipates. More often than not, I just start working on something else to get my mind off of it. However, I never spend more than a few hours thinking about it. To quote “The Great Gatsby” “So we beat on, boats against the current,” What do you do?