Well, after the tiny flood of rejection last week (and another one this morning), I’ve got a tiny ray of hope. A couple months ago I sent out five submission packages of my first novel. Today, I got the first response to one of those packages. An editor has requested the full. It isn’t a sale, but at least it means that my query package isn’t sinking me in the slush pile. And it means my race score goes up to 33.
I probably won’t hear another peep about this submission for anywhere from 6 months to a year, but that’s okay. The process is working. Last week was tough, I started spiraling into the feeling that I’ll never be any better than I am now, that all of this was going to just be rejection after rejection. So this little injection of hope came at just the right time and is a great reminder to me of the rules I just need to keep following.
Write. Finish. Submit. It works!