Day two was long and I had my appointment with a big publisher editor and she didn’t like any real part of my book. No problem because I really wasn’t too sold on them either. In 10 minutes I mainly found out what they were looking for, which told me that for the moment they are not the place I should be looking. No harm, no foul, and no query letter for you.
This frees up energy to find somewhere my work will fit better. Maybe I’ll have something they would want later but for now I feel great about my 1st shiny rejection. All I can say is “Hey, I’ll finally a real author.” It’s realistic that as a creative people rejection is key to our world. Every no is not a door closed but making you path clearer to what you need to do and where you need to go.