Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[writing] How many rejections have you had?

Pursuant to a discussion on Twitter right now, I'll mention here that I had about 150 rejections before I made my first pro sale, and currently have had over 1,200 in my career. (1,225 as of this week.) By contrast, I personally know at least two writers who made a pro sale with their first ever submittal.

If you've sold a pro story, how many rejections did you receive before that point?

If you haven't sold a pro story yet, how many rejections have you received so far in your quest?

How many career rejections total?

I'm curious as to people's experiences and views on this.

Originally published at jlake.com.

Tags: process, publishing, writing
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