Alright, I know this is quite a theme among aspiring writers who are in the querying stage...but WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME? Do I hate myself? I haven't even sent out that many projects, and the rejections I'm getting are suddenly wearing at me!
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say anything negative about anyone, but how do people do this FOR A LIVING? And why do I STILL want to do it? I can deal with rejection, and I know that the odds are high that I'll receive many more rejections before, and even after I get published. On the other hand, in six days I received four rejections. That sucks. Even though I have a partial out there, that's the most rejections I've gotten in one week.
How do you all deal with this? What's a good way to keep from losing your mind? Right now I've been watching Dexter and playing video games. And sending out more queries, even though it almost feels like I'm banging my head against a wall.
On a side note, I would love to hear from agents some sort of specific reason why this particular project isn't right for them. I want to know if this is a genre I should move away from for a while, or if it's just down to specific tastes. I DO realize most agents are too busy to go into any kind of detail, so the fact that I've even gotten any personal responses instead of form rejections from everyone is really appreciated. Still, it would be nice to know why...:)