Rejection: I knew it was coming. It was inevitable. And now that I’ve received my first rejection, I’m actually feeling okay about it. I’m not feeling dejected (sad and depressed; dispirited) and maybe that’s because I prepared myself for the high likelihood of rejection. Or perhaps I’m not too disappointed because I did get a full manuscript request on Saturday. That definitely bolstered my attitude. Maybe my rejection is balanced out by my full request.
At least I got a rejection. That means the agent actually cared enough to respond to the query. I could have gone weeks without hearing back at all, which sounds much more torturous. And it’s actually in my favor to have agents reject me because it helps me narrow down the field to find the right agent for me. I wouldn’t want an agent to half-heartedly agree to a project they weren’t stoked about just to avoid hurting my feelings.
And now, I can get consolation from Ryan Gosling: