I got my first rejection this morning. So. There’s that.
…Is it weird that I’m actually sort of excited to have gotten that rejection? See, the thing is, it wasn’t a form letter, it wasn’t rude, and the lady was actually…very nice.
She responded in less than twelve hours. She started out saying that she was impressed and that I had clear talent. She told me exactly why she rejected my book. She was nice, and approachable, and her advice is exactly what I needed to hear to further improve my book. I have ideas of where to go.
Here’s my other big news: Now that I’ve started querying, I have two tasks:
- Re-re-re-revise my book. Again. This means I need to get the word count up to at least 60,000 words, and maybe start earlier in the story. (I’m currently at 39,000…You get where this is going.)
- I CAN FINALLY START WRITING MY NEW BOOK THAT I’VE BEEN PLANNING SINCE, LIKE, LAST AUGUST!!!