I have received two rejections in the last two days. One liked the idea of the legal background and thought my personal knowledge shone through, but didn’t think the plot was ‘big enough’ and it was too realistic. Also my main character Cassie Hardman needed more ‘oomph’. The other said the novel, Crucial Evidence, was well crafted and well conceived but not for them.
Sometimes I feel I am nearly there and the next agent who reads it will love the book and want to try and get it published, other times I just want to give up the whole idea, put Crucial Evidence, metaphorically in a drawer’ and forget about this writing business, but I’ve started a second novel and perhaps that will be better, but I am struggling more with the new one.
Hello nice to meet you. As far as I was reading around most people said: ” The main thing is: don’t give up”
If your intuition says: There is a publisher for me out there! Then there is and you won’t find him or her if you leave it in the drawer….
Thanks for that – I aim to try the Wincester Writers Conference when I get the chance to pitch to four agents and talk about it with a couple of authors
That sounds good ~ if I ever get mine written I will try everything that comes to mind 🙂 even though I think about rather self-publishing. But well for now I try to get the writing done 🙂