I got another rejection slip for Volve (my first novel, and no it’s not in any way related to the female anatomy) yesterday. I’m back to square one of selling the book. This weekend I’m going to make a few more adjustments, and Monday or Tuesday new query packages will go to a few more agents and publishers.
It’s not a big deal, really. I send these things out expecting to be rejected. Not because the book is bad (it’s not) but because the odds are just so heavily against new writers, especially in the current economy. I just have to keep trying. In the meantime I’m working on my second book (it’s about 80 pages long or so far now, and nearing the end of act 1, I think). If, God forbid, Volve never finds a buyer, maybe the second book will. After that it becomes a LOT easier to sell Volve.
But for the moment, I will indulge in a single small: