So I told you that I entered my manuscript to the Ampersand Project – an initiative by Hardie Grant Egmont Australia where they except submissions from unpublished YA authors during spring/summer. I just found out that my manuscript was rejected, which sucks. I was really hoping they would want it, though I kind of knew they would say no because my manuscript isn’t like anything they have published before.
But I am not one to let a little thing like a rejection stop me. This is only rejection number 4 for said manuscript, and that’s nothing really, I am just getting started. J.K.Rowling, Stephen King, Lauren DeStefano and Stephenie Meyer all got dozens (or more) of rejections for their first book so who am to think I will be any different?
Once you are rejected there is only one thing to do, keep submitting. I am going to start querying agents now. 2 of the previous 4 submissions I sent where directly to the publisher but I really do want an agent.
So now I need to perfect my query letter *gulps with dread* and I will go over my synopsis too. Then I’ll start querying, querying, querying.
Wish me luck.