Well I am nearing the end of another round of edits on Immortalis. I think I am really getting close to start looking for an agent and learning the next phase of the writing process... The Rejections.
Seriously though I am trying to go into this level headed. I don't expect any gushing reviews of my work. I expect quite a few rejections. Let's face it, I'm new to the game. I almost NEED them to help me progress.
Not saying I don't ever want to see Immortalis make it to print, just that I don't expect it to be an easy process.
That brings me to a question for other writers out there. Generally the first book a writer finishes, never see's the light of day, from the shelf of a bookstore. I think I read a statistic somewhere that said it is usually an author's third piece that has a shot at being published.
Now, I've put blood sweat and tears into this book. ( seriously, it's a vamp story... tons of blood, in there. =p) <--- that was supposed to be funny. did it work?
What happens when it does get rejected? What do you do with your work that doesn't get to book shelves? Do you publish it anyway with a vanity press? Do you file it away under your mattress, never to be read by anyone? Do you take it back to the drawing board and rewrite it?
What do you do?