Date of Rejection: 9th May 2014
Response Time: 8 working days
Rejection Type: Form, no further request.
My very first rejection. Hurray and Huzzah! I'm part of the big leagues now.
I was more shaken by my first rejection than I thought I'd be. I was so prepared to be upbeat and, though I did expect it, it was still a little unsettling to get that first knock. No tears though, which was good since I was at work when the email came!
This was a large agency, with an established rapour and a big team of staff. I chose them because they represented an author I greatly admire *ahem*, with the dream of being on the same books as a hero of mine.
Que sera sera. Onwards and upwards! Bring on the next contender!