Wow, what a compelling piece. I learned a lot by reading it. You did the best you could with the info at the time. It’s easy to look back and beat yourself up over what might have been. But you’re right, no one should get discouraged if one or two (or three or four) agents aren’t the right ones. Publishing is so slow-moving and heartbreaking and full of starts and stops, so you have to stick with your passion. I’m glad you have more book ideas and I look forward to seeing, well, the books! I may link to this piece in a future installment of my series too.

Journalist & author of nerdy novel CARRIE PILBY (film version‘s on Netflix). Finishing up offbeat memoir. Love dogs & puns. Read more: http://carenlissner.com.

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