Have you ever had a book proposal turned down? You’ve slogged away, and you felt sure you’d done a good job – then this. I’m sure most of us will have been through many situations like this. It’s pretty devastating, isn’t it? But it shouldn’t be a reason for giving up! It’s just a reminder to be persistent.
Back in 2014, it happened to me. Not because, as I understood from the publishers, the letter and sample chapters were not well-written, but because it didn’t fit their list. In order to offset my frustration, I set to writing an article stating that I appreciate the frustration felt by others in similar circumstances, and I had it published in a magazine.