Yippee, I’ve got my first rejection letter. No really, this is a landmark. It means that I’ve actually written a novel sent it to an agent, someone has read the first five chapters, synopsis and cover letter and taken the time to give me some feedback. This is an achievement in itself.
Now I can take that feedback to help me rewrite the novel and send it to the next agent who I’ve already identified.
Admittedly it is a lengthy process but at least rewriting the first novel helps me to avoid writing the second novel which is progressing painfully slowly so every silver lining has a silk purse.