A step forward, that’s what I keep telling myself anyway. An agent came back and asked to see the full manuscript of ‘Railroaded’, but then quickly rejected the whole thing. I’ll ignore the obvious negative and take some positives; I grabbed the interest of a literary professional and, albeit briefly, viewed the slush pile from
The pain! The humiliation! The second rejection for ‘Railroaded’ plus a rejection for a short story just to twist the knife a little more. I’ve just finished another short story and going to start another one this weekend…because I just can’t get enough rejection in my life.
Just before I left for work I saw a London postmarked envelope that didn’t appear to be a bill, so I opened it. Only my first rejection! I’m so chuffed! OK, I’m gutted that they didn’t say yes but you gotta take positives from it. The submission found its way to the correct person. I