After a rejection, there is always the regrouping period where I bombard myself with questions:
Where do I go from here? What’s the next project? Rewrite, revise, start anew? Old idea? New idea? Where do I submit? What will give me the best chance of publication?
Usually, I can’t come up with an answer. Or, if I do, I change my mind an hour later.
The thing is, I am a planner. I want to have a plan and yet, in trying to get published, there are SO many unknowns. It’s really difficult to make a concrete plan. I guess the best I can do is… keep writing, keep submitting.
Both of which I have done the past two days. I went over a completed novel one last time and sent it off to a publisher I have never submitted to before. Then, I went over my revised medical to make sure it was ready should I get a request for a full. I was happy that both read well and only needed minor grammatical changes. I entered a contest yesterday as well, and looked at a few more.
I’m not sure where I want to go from there though, but it’s at least a start.