Agent Rejection

Today I got my first rejection from a literary agent. I was expecting it, it was from a really big agency and it was the first one I contacted. And even JK Rowling was rejected a few times before Harry Potter was picked up.

But I won’t lie. It hurts. It scares me. It is my dream and I have been rejected by the offices of Conville & Walsh.

But there are more agents. More people. I won’t let it make me give up because getting my book published and being a writer is what I am meant to do. And I will get there.

This is my time to try. Whilst Miss Rose is young, whilst I am starting my life over in so many ways, this is my time. Pretty soon I won’t get much opportunity because I will HAVE to do something sensible and grown up. Right now I am supported, I am helped. I have a chance to pursue my crazy dreams of literary success.

Will it come to anything? Oh heck. I hope so. I so hope so. But if I don’t try it definitely won’t. So here I go. One rejection down, how many to go?


About J.J. Barnes

Author of The Lilly Prospero Series Writer and Podcaster at Blogger at Rose And Mum And More Contributor to The Huffington Post
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