- Jul 26, 2022
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Welcome! I’m also right at three months. I’ve had two rejections. My agent nudged our list yesterday, so I’m hoping that shakes loose some more replies.Hi everyone,
I’m on submission with Book 1 at the moment. I concur with other sentiments expressed in this thread about lack of responsiveness from publishers. I have been on submission for 3 months (almost to the day). The initial round was 12 publishers. I received two quick rejections (one I was expecting as the editor had just published something v similar to mine) and then nothing for a while. Then 3 more rejections after an agent nudge. The feedback was generally nice, although mostly saying things like “I didn’t connect with the voice” or “ it never quite ignited for me” which I can’t really do anything with.
Will speak to Agent in a few weeks to determine next steps. In the meantime, I have am pretending that Book 1 no longer exists and getting stuck into Book 2. I pushed back against “writing the next thing” while waiting as I didnt think I was in the right head space, but it really is the only way to survive this period without losing your marbles.
Yes to write the next thing! I was fortunate in that I started my next thing as a coping mechanism while querying, so I already had something started. It’s actually done and in my agent’s hands, and she’s giving me really positive feedback, which makes the book on sub feel less all-consuming—if it doesn’t sell, I have something else in the pipeline that’s probably better.
Good luck out there! What’s your genre?