Query Response

I had sent my query to two agents earlier this week. I received my first rejection today from one of the agents.

The response e-mail, while courteous and encouraging, was a form rejection. I’m disappointed but not surprised. What are the odds of the first agent wanting to see more of my MS?

Writing is a risk. I’m investing so much of my time into writing a novel with no gurantee of it ever getting published. And I’ve only just begun. It is not unusual for someone to spend 7 to 15 years before they get their first book in print.

Do I want to be a published writer badly enough? Do I have what it takes to persevere?

Only God knows and time will tell.

I’ll continue with my writing and collecting rejections.


2 Responses to Query Response

  1. Dara says:

    You can do it! Just keep trying and waiting…it’s hard, but it’ll be worth it 🙂

    Of course I’m not speaking from experience as I’ve never sent out queries before…but my time will come soon.

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