Writers dream about the day where they can send off to agents and publishers and think up of all the rejection letters that they get back- maybe stick them up and look at them…
It doesn’t happen like that.
The majority of rejection letters aren’t long or informative as we’re made to believe.
Take myself for example:
I’m up to 11 rejections
And not a single one has an ounce of constructive criticism to give to me.
Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, I just don’t know.
The only thing I’ve gotten from them is to ‘keep sending it out’ and ‘it just isn’t for them’.
In other words:
That’s it! That is all the feedback I’ve gotten back. No deep insight on what’s wrong with the chapters or what needs improving.
I have absolutely no direction of what to do next- the only thing I can do, is to keep sending them out, and I don’t know whether I should focus on this story or focus on the ten-odd stories that are dying for my attention.
The only think I can do now is: