I got my first rejection from an agent.
I knew it was going to happen sooner or later, so it’s nice to get it out of the way. Eventually I’ll have a stack of them (or, more likely, an email inbox full of them).
There was, of course, the knee-jerk “but wait, I know this book is good, you just have to read it” thought. And then I told myself, “This wasn’t the right place. The right place is out there. The right person to fall in love with my book too, to champion for me, and for Elise and Paige and Julianne, and someday, possibly for Alex and Laina and all those other women I write.
So. Onward. Outward. To that right place.
I recently began shopping my first novel. Well, it’s not technically my first novel. It’s actually the third novel I’ve written, though the other two are, well, not for public consumption. Third time’s the charm, though, and after over seven years of tinkering, I think the novel is in shopping shape.
It’s not only my opinion. I also work-shopped my novel with a critique group, and I’ve had beta readers. The novel’s on its sixth draft. It’s been a lot of hard work, but I’ve gotten to a point where I believe its ready to be out in the world. I figured I’d get a website going so that I can keep people up to date on where things are at during this process, and get the word out when my novel becomes a BOOK book.
Thanks for coming on the journey with me!