#22 Get the first rejection letter

Yippee,  I’ve got my first rejection letter. No really, this is a landmark. It means that I’ve actually written a novel sent it to an agent, someone has read the first five chapters, synopsis and cover letter and taken the time to give me some feedback. This is an achievement in itself.

Now I can take that feedback to help me rewrite the novel and send it to the next agent who I’ve already identified.

Admittedly it is a lengthy process but at least rewriting the first novel helps me to avoid writing the second novel which is progressing painfully slowly so every silver lining has a silk purse.


About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his daughter and two cats. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5 and receive a free copy of The Doomed Planet.
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3 Responses to #22 Get the first rejection letter

  1. Jeff Stone says:

    Have you published any short stories? I didn’t realize how important it was to have publishing credits when I finished my first novel. It was accepted by a selective submissions service and I thought I was on my way to quickly getting a great agent. I got lots of gracious feedback regarding the quality of my writing and many nebulous phrases about the subjective nature of the industry. When I put myself in the shoes of agents, I understood how difficult it would be to place faith in an unknown writer like me, regardless of how well I could string together words that resonated like music. So I’m still submitting shorts with some success, maintaining a blog that’s mostly filled with flash fiction, and about to release a second novel on Channillo. Maybe after I prove I can tell a decent story people will be interested enough to read that literary first novel! Best regards…

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