Plenty of famous authors were initially cast aside with rejection letters. Kathryn Stockett – author of The Help – amassed a collection of sixty. I’m looking forward to joining the club, but I would be satisfied with less. I think that I’d feel sufficiently humbled and disillusioned with twenty letters. Yes. Twenty would be fine.
You hear that, agents? Number twenty-one has to be the charm. I’ll let you know who you are.
If only it were that easy.
I know that rejection letters – along with no response at all from some agents – are part of the process. And that’s okay. In fact, rejection is better than okay. It’s great. Those letters are proof that I’m really doing this. They’re proof that I am not just a hobbyist. They’re proof that somewhere out there an agent has read my work and considered it – even if for a moment.
So far I have received one rejection and one chirping cricket.
I’m on my way.