The last two or three days I’ve had those “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” life lessons.

For one thing, my publisher behaved a bit dishonestly and tried to blame it on me in a classic “CYA” move, voiding the contract. The result is, I’ll be looking for a new publisher for that book.

I received that last bit of news through email this morning and I admit, the blindside brought me to my knees. But I’m already rebounding, and submitting to other publishers. “What doesn’t kill you” does indeed make you stronger. In my younger days, I would have cried for at least a day or two before picking myself back up.

This song is for you and me and for anybody who has ever been there, especially those of us in the arts, who face rejection in some form every day. And introverts, well, our tendency is to go back to bed and pull the covers over our heads. But not this time, because “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

I’m a bit beaten down, but I’m not dead yet.