This morning as i rose from my bed and was greeted by a fresh cup of coffee ( which i had to make so don’t get jealous) i picked up my mobile phone (cell) to check the post i had missed in my slumber. Scrolling through one stuck out, it was from an acent and i froze. Could it finally be, after so many soul destroying rejections could this be the one!!!!!
Saddly NO, it was just another to inform me that “It was not there thing” (or words to that effect). So after sending the usual reply ( a standard one for myself) thanking them and saying how sorry i was we could not work together, i got to thinking how many great stories are thrown to the way side (including mine of course).
Now do not get me wrong the agents have a job i do not envy ( and yes that was sucking up), but what can we do as new authors to ensure we are found. Most agencies ask for a your history, is in what have you done or sold before so they know your’e not dead money. But what if you have none?
Saddly in this age of self publishing it seems that the more rejections people get the more enclinded they are to say “Ok, not going anyware with trad, i will do it myself.” Which in one way is not giving up it is finding another door. Trad- publishing is now an exclusive club and this is because of self publishing. The market is in a state of flux with the compatition of paper over electronic. Bookstores over the internet.
Will i continue to send out queries? yes because trad is my dream, but that said i may go self just so i can say “Yes i have had something published,” If you have a dream stick with it, but on ther other hand don’t sit by and watch your dreams fade away because that is the worst rejection you will ever get.