Hi there all. Meadows here, back after a long break from FM and surprised to see so many changes on the site. I’m looking forward to looking around and maybe posting a few things. My last post here was probably about sending my first novel to a publisher here in New Zealand, so I now officially have my first rejection. I havent yet submitted to another publisher a year later. Planned to but, well, kinda decided to rehash the novel a bit. Redo and redo…..nearly there I think…!
Enough rambling, nice to be here.
BTW, don’t worry if one publisher rejects your sub. It doesn’t necessarily mean your story is bad. Just that it doesn’t suit what they want or think they can sell. Rejections are a part of the game and shouldn’t stand in your way.
I knew a guy that had 103 rejects and he kept going. Number 104 loved it and signed him up.
Of course, polishing the work is always a good thing too.