Last week my CP’s gave me a wonderful gift ~ they helped me realize that rejections on Desolation are not the end of the world.
What? That’s not news?
Let me explain:
Even though I know rejections don’t define my career as a writer, I was kind of living like they did. Like if I didn’t find an agent to rep Desolation, I’d never find an agent to represent me.
But here’s the thing (hold onto your hats because this one blew mine right off): Desolation is just a story.
I KNOW! Stunning. Revelatory.
See, the deal is, the agents who have commented on my work like my writing style. They like my voice, the pacing ~ they like the important stuff. And they even like Desolation’s premise. They just don’t like the story. For now. That doesn’t mean they might change their mind in a few months, a year, whatever. In the meantime, I can still write. Another story! Duh!
Stories come and go, but being a good writer lasts forever, and I’m willing to work at this thing forever if I have to. Because one of these days all the stars will line up and I’ll have the right story, with the right writing and I’ll meet up with the right agent and . . . magic.