Okay, reaction to the rejection over. Big girl pants on and behaving myself today.
After my wobble, I tripped over an older log of mine, this one: Getting an agent – some more ideas. So I read it. You know what, when I’m not an emotional cripple, I actually can talk some sense.
As a result, yesterday evening, after I’d finished working, I sat down with “The Writers and Artist Yearbook” (admittedly from 2019, but that’s new enough), and went through looking for other possible agents. I checked their websites to ensure that they were open to submissions and if so, what they wanted in a submission – not all agents want the same thing so there’s no point in sending the same thing to everyone.
I also had a bit of a chat about things with a couple of friends who were helpful with suggestions about agents they know and who cast a quick eye over my submission prep. I then spent this morning revising and polishing my pitch, synopsis and first 50 pages. And more importantly, I’ve submitted to another agent.
This is good on the principle that each submission is one step closer to the agent who’s going to take me on. But there’s still the awful wait of up to 3 months to hear possibly nothing if they aren’t interested. But that’s the way with agents. All I can do is write my best work and present it, and in the manner of “Sweet Charity”, do my best to live hopefully ever after.