Monday, March 31, 2014
The First Rejection
So, I received my first rejection today..........
My initial reaction was to freak out, but since I was on my way to a class, I had to suffer in silence.
Don't get me wrong, I'm familiar with rejection: boys, books, friends, families, random strangers on the street. But, regardless of how many times it happens to me, it still hurts.
There's a sharp pain that I can't ignore.
As some of you may already know, this is the second book I've queried. The first book I queried (Manuscript 1) was a mess--and by mess I mean, that entire book was falling apart. So with this book, naturally, I was hoping for a better reaction.
First off, I don't want to bash the agent I queried because she is a very sweet woman, and the agency she works for is splendid. Heck, she responded in two days--that's a record.
I just get so annoyed with the standard, "Thanks for the opportunity to review your project. Unfortunately this isn't the right fit for us...."
I was hoping for something else.
However, I will not give up yet.
There are still soo many agents out there.
And I know that Unbroken will be published.
I just have to have hope, and be patient.
I mean, seriously, I'm just thankful I could make it this far.
Does anyone have any crazy rejection letters they want to share? Feel free to comment below!
Happy Query Days!
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