Saying NO is important. It sets your personal boundaries. Getting a NO is also good. It can force us to work for the YES.
Author Tracy Barrett explains: Sometime NO can be a force for good. If a string of editors hadn’t said “no” to my second attempt at a novel and if one of them had instead said “yes” and acquired it, I would be embarrassed today that my second published novel was so mediocre. Instead, those editorial “no’s” pushed me to improve my writing and led to a “yes” (on a different, better manuscript) from an editor who published that different, better novel and then seven more... read more click here.