You’re doing fine until someone makes a snide remark on social media. Then a literary agent says your book idea won’t sell, and two editors haven’t responded to your story pitches.
Soon you’re having trouble getting through the day.
What you need is a mini Denise Vivaldo on your shoulder. This successful food stylist and food writer is one of the most optimistic people I know. She seems to let slights, criticisms and rejection slide right off. I thought I should interview her to find out how she does it:
Q. You say you have thick skin. How do you define that?
A. I got a thick skin early in life and it has worked for me. As a child I danced and by the time I was eight or nine years old, I was already