Tuesday, April 19, 2011
P is for Perseverance and Pluck
A friend of mine just had her memoir accepted for publication at a small press after (get this) 39 rejections from agents and larger presses. This woman is a brilliant writer and her memoir is amazing. And she still got 39 rejections. And here I am feeling down in the dumps because I've received fewer than 10 rejections from agents I've queried for my paranormal romance.
So here I am summoning perseverance - the drive to continue polishing and revising my manuscript (because nothing is ever perfect), and pluck so I don't lose patience and slide into the doldrums. I figure, as long as I learn from any comments I receive from agents and/or contest judges, and I'm able to make my manuscript better because of it, then at some point an agent is bound to *squee* for me!
How about you?