If you’re going to do any type of work that’s a bit out of the scope of what’s expected, you’re going to have to learn to hear the word “no.”
At first, you may not even want to take on the project because of the possibility that your work isn’t going to live up to someone else’s standards.
But then, you’ll manage to put in the effort to learn, craft, and finish something to offer. “This can’t fail,” you think.
But it does.
It may take you a while to try again, for fear of hearing that word again, but you have to keep going.
If you’re going to do anything that is somewhat unique, get very comfortable with hearing “no” for an answer.
Just don’t let it stop you from trying again.