Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rejection Blues

So I got my first official agent rejection. I'm figuring that was a pretty important initiation step into the world of authors, and I'm ready. I have another query out to which I have heard no response and I plan to get some more out the door ASAP. I'm also doing Micro-revisions of Jaded Hope and revisions of Los Diablos this week. 

I'm thinking maybe I've desensitized myself to rejections....is that possible? Is it maybe just because I've heard for so long that everyone gets rejections, all the time, for all kinds of work that they love and hold dear? Or maybe I just don't love my work enough? I don't think that's the case - I love my characters. I love their story and their relationship and all of the crazy shit that happens to them. 

I think maybe it's just because I know that I have to keep going and if I get discouraged by every bump in the road I'd turn into a sniveling wanna-be writer instead of one who is always looking forward to what comes next! So how do you all stave off the rejection blues?