It was inevitable. I knew it was going to happen. Even as I carefully copy-checked and double checked and triple checked all the enclosures and made sure they were perfect and perfectly straight and neat inside the specially-bought-smart-yet-simple clear folder within the as-above padded A4 envelope, I knew what the outcome would be.
Today I received my first rejection. A polite, succinct, firm but fair No Thank You that arrived within the specified 6-8 week window. I really couldn’t ask for more.
I’m an optimist and I see this as a positive thing. For one thing, it means that I’m actually, officially, an AUTHOR. Secondly, I only need another 11 of these before I’m in J K Rowling territory. See? It’s not all bad news.