Author's Journey

Author’s Journey: April 21, 2021

Well gang, I just got my second rejection letter from an agent who’d read my manuscript. I’m going to share it here, but I’m not sharing the agent’s name. I’m super grateful that she took the time to read it, so I’m not here to complain. I did, however, promise to be transparent in my author’s journey, so this is me keeping that promise.

Here’s the email:

Dear Kayla,

Thanks so much again for sharing CHASE HARLEM with me. Unfortunately, I am going to pass on the project at this time. This is a really fun premise, and I loved Chase’s attitude and sass. In the end, I just didn’t get swept up in the story in the way I’d hoped to, and for that reason I must pass.

I’m sorry not to have better news for you today. Please keep in mind that this is a subjective business and mine is only one opinion. I wish you all the best in your search for representation and in your writing career.

All best,

[Agent Name]


Like I said, this is my second rejection letter. It’s not fun to get rejected, but I’m thankful that this agent mentioned pieces of my book that she enjoyed, showing that it’s not a form rejection. It’s still a rejection, but I’m hoping this is a step up.

I keep reminding myself that I’ve only been querying agents since March, so the fact that I’ve had two manuscript requests at all makes me feel like I’m doing something right. I have no clue how long this journey will take, but I hope you’re willing to stick with me and eventually read my book!

9 thoughts on “Author’s Journey: April 21, 2021”

  1. Definitely don’t get discouraged! Just the fact that you wrote an ENTIRE BOOK is something that you should be super proud of! I don’t know much about publishing but I know that getting rejected a few times is perfectly normal and I know that many now renowed authors faced rejection many times. Good luck on finding an agent! 🙂

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  2. I feel ya, (except i didnt get a rejection they gave no response)
    I wish you luck, things have a way of solving themselves in the end, I’m sure you will find an agent, don’t worry!!!
    Many authors got rejected but we love them now 😀
    Can’t wait to read your manuscript when it gets published!
    ❤

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