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.