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?