Quote Originally Posted by RemusShepherd View Post
Submitting and failing is so depressing that I want to get back to writing as soon as I can. I need a win, and finishing a novel is at least a partial win.
Yep. I know it's an overused platitude, and it probably won't help much to hear, but just by finishing a book (let alone 5!) you're doing better than most people.

Have you ever revisited your older novels and read them with fresh eyes? Given how markets change, and with new agents constantly cropping up, those older MSs could still be queryable. That is, maybe consider them temporarily shelved rather than trunked.