I GOT MY 150TH REJECTION!
It’s only October.
Took me to December 30th of last year to rack up that many rejections, so hurrah for crushing it this year. Still need to hit 200 subs if I want to cross the big goal out–currently at 157–but I’m on track to start querying Space Crazies this December. I plan to assemble potential agent emails while I am making up my query package in November, and then post-#PitMad start emailing.
I know it seems weird to celebrate rejections to most people but that number represents a hell of a lot of work, work that most people–especially those unfamiliar with publishing–don’t see. It’s the bottom 7/10ths of the publishing iceberg. It represents 157 times I have emailed a person this year with my work, asking them what they think. So yeah, I feel it’s worth shouting about, even if it doesn’t match anyone else’s measure of success.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go send email #158.