Every writer who tries to climb the path of traditional publishing has to reach out to others. In my case, this comes in the query letters I send several times a week. We hope something will come from this effort, even though most of the time there is only rejection.
Over the weekend, I was fortunate enough to hear back from an agent. She asked me to send her a few pages of Mind & Machine. While I’ve sent pages for it out before, I’ve never had an agent look at a query and request more material from me. That’s my good news and it’s quite good.
I proceeded to call my family and friends, just to share my joy with them. For two days, I was absolutely happy because of it.
I did make a point to remind myself that this agent might still pass on my story. Which is exactly what happened.
The exchange was polite enough where I sent a thank you note back. Still, I’m without an agent and have yet another rejection to go with this novel.
As discouraging as it is, I have to keep with it. Otherwise, I’m not going to get my work in print to the extent that I want.