The Road to Publishing

Rejection #5 [turns out it was only #3]

I got an email this afternoon from a literary agent. Another rejection. They’re all saying the same thing. That it isn’t for them and to keep trying. They’re not saying if there is anything I could change or improve. Just to keep trying and I’ll find someone who’ll take it. Every single one of them.  …

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A Non-Rejection Rejection.

Today is the 10-week mark since getting in touch with two agents. Not going to name names. Well, they haven’t gotten back. That’s 3 out of the 4 people I’ve sent to now not getting back in touch. I wouldn’t mind if it’s a rejection, but not getting in reply just means that you didn’t read …

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My first rejection.

I got it at exactly 16:59 in my mailbox, and I’m so happy about it. I mean every time I think about it I get a little dorky smile and butterflies in my stomach. I did not in a million years think I’d be this happy about getting a rejection. It was from an agent …

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I sent queries to another agent and a publisher last night. Bloody hell they take forever to get written!! I wanted to get more done, but I didn’t. It doesn’t get any easier, you panic, sweat a bit, and try and not to look at the send button while pressing it, as your heart thumps …

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Self-doubt is creeping in…again.

I’ve been searching on-and-off today for agents and publishing houses to send this manuscript from book 1 to, when self doubt crept in and I have *looks up* four tabs opened of agents. It’s bout to turn midnight and I haven’t sent it to a single person. This is horrible. I feel sick with doubt …

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Can’t find more publishers…

So I’m trying to get 5 more publishers to send off my manuscript to next week. The problem? I can’t find one. You either need an agent or they aren’t looking for any more books, or my book just isn’t for them. I’m not going to get my hopes down about it. I’m just going …

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