Acceptance and Rejection

Am I setting myself up for a fall?

That’s is when has been running through my head for a while now.

As many of you will know I have been working on my novel for two years now, and I am almost at the point where I am going to start sending it off to agents and publishers, but the thought of this is filling me with dread.

I’m not naive enough to think that it will be picked up by the first publisher/agent that I send it to, although it would be nice, I know that there will be rejections, but that’s what I’m worried about. If I keep getting rejections, I know exactly how I am and after I keep getting rejected I am afraid that I’ll want to give up and stop writing altogether, knowing that I am a failure and wondering what the point of trying at all was. It’s a terrifying prospect.

People keep telling me to go down the Self-Publication route, but I don’t want to do this. I feel that this is a copout, in my opinion, if my work isn’t good enough to get picked up then I’m not going to go through the Self-Publication rigmarole.

Acceptance would be a big deal for me, it would mean that I am not useless and only ever doing these things for my own entertainment.

So again I ask myself “Am I setting myself up for a fall?”

via Daily Prompt: Acceptance

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