Well guys, the journey this week has been pretty harsh.
Two rejections, and it’s not even the end of the week yet. That makes a total of three rejections.
But I did get an email from my first choice agent, who had asked me last week for the first five chapters, saying she looked forward to reading the pages. I almost puked when her email came in…but that door hasn’t closed. Yet. I will literally be sobbing when it leads nowhere. I know…gotta stay positive. But it’s hard when I already expect the response to either be total silence (meaning rejection), or flat out rejection.
Agents send out generic rejection letters, something along the lines of…”this project isn’t right for me at this time, but I hope you find someone who is able to represent you.” Some of them even try to cushion the blow by saying things like, “Don’t give up…continue to try…blah blah.” I know they have good intentions, but not even that can take the sting out of the rejection.
Total tally as of now: 3 rejections, 17 no responses (which I take to be no, as silence usually means rejection), 2 maybes.
I read somewhere that published authors are just writers who never gave up. So here I go, not giving up. Time to send out another 10 queries this week.