Not About Rejection

The Literary Sofa

I’m writing this post on impulse, before I have a chance to change my mind.  Please note the title, because I put some thought into that: it’s not a post about rejection, it’s about what it can do to you if you let it.  Many other writers and bloggers have shared their experience, including Guest Author – Suzanne Joinson on the Challenges facing New Writers  and they’ve helped me.  Now it’s my turn.

After spending two years writing my novel with the help of my writing workshop members, two months editing it and getting it read by a significant number of volunteer readers (I refuse to use the term ‘beta readers’ – it sounds second class, and these people are stars to me), I sent my first submission off to an agent on 29 February 2012.  I picked that date because it doesn’t come around very often, and submitting my…

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