As I posted the other day, I’m currently in the process of querying agents to look for representation on my new book. I’ve only queried a few agents so far, as I’m trying to be pretty selective and only reach out to people who look like good potential fits – but I did receive my first rejection today!
In all honesty, it was nice to receive the rejection. At least now I know that my queries are going out, and I’ve gotten the first rejection out of the way. It’s pretty likely there will be many more, especially given that according to articles I’ve read online you should expect to query as many as 100 agents before you should even consider giving up.
So, it’s all about finding the right match. It’s a long slog, and I’m only 5% of the way to “quitting time” – but I strongly believe it will be worth it in the end.