Another week, another (very polite and kindly worded) rejection. So that’s 3/5 rejections so far for the first round of submissions to agents for my first novel, Art and Soul, which I sent out at the end of May. The positive way to view this? There are two who haven’t rejected my submission yet! 🙂
JuNoWriMo 2015 wrap-up
JuNoWriMo 2015 closed with me beating my writing target of 30,000 words by 231 words! This means, by my own criteria, I get to award myself this:
Thank you all for your encouraging comments and support 🙂 I particularly value them at the moment. I know it’s important to shrug off rejections and soldier on, but I wouldn’t be human if each one didn’t chip away at my confidence a little.
Getting back to happier matters, doing JuNoWriMo has got me back into the habit of writing every day. Even though the writing challenge is over, I’m staying on course with my own goal of averaging 1,000 words a day and having a first draft of my second novel finished by mid-September.
I hope your writing/revising is going well. And, in case you need it too, here’s some motivational cake: