There’s a song that says, “The longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss.” I hope that it holds true for publishing as well.
I received another rejection yesterday. This time it really hurt, as the rejection came from someone who had requested my full manuscript. I knew I shouldn’t get my hopes up and I did my best not to, but it still stung. I understand that they can’t take on every project – it’s a small press, and it’s not the easiest of times out there. You really have to love a project to take it on.