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Happy Wednesday, Writers!
Rejection sucks doesn't it? And yet, we all go through it, but so many times I see writers posting on forums, in social media groups, or clients of mine, talking about how they have no idea WHY they are getting rejected, especially after putting in so much work.
This is tricky because there are many reasons that you are getting rejected.
Let's start with ones that are out of our control.
The agent just isn't looking for what you are writing.
The reader is having a bad day (yes this happens)
Oversight-they just missed your query (yes this also happens)
The agent already has a client with work too similar to yours
Etc. etc.... but here is the thing---you can overcome these by making your story great.
Agents want to find new writers and agents want to make money so if your story is amazing, like, so amazing they can't put it down, you will get signed regardless of those things.
Now, let's talk about the...