Well, I got a rejection so I decided to devote this week’s blog posts to the big R and things I’ve learned from my astounding two rejections. 😉
I’ll admit, this one hurt because it was about a two line form rejection. At least my first submission was a very detailed revise and resubmit. This definitely feels like a step back. My first submission was for a fast-track, so I only waited a month. The fact that I waited three months to be told no with no explanation makes the rejection that much harder.
I still have two submissions out, but they are partials and with publishers that typically take a very long time to actually decide to publish. I should hear back on the partials by the end of January, but that means I could still have many months of waiting time if the fulls are requested.
Which means I am going to need to focus on my non-writing career, and I’d really like to avoid that.
You can prepare for rejection, you can even expect rejection, but it’s still rejection and it’s still hard… and I don’t think any amount of novels written or submissions you have out change that it’s disheartening.