Literary agent Jennifer Jackson re: the agent/author relationship, authors making themselves and everyone else miserable over the publication process, etc …

It just seems like all the angst and negativity could be energy redirected to more positive endeavors.

Yes.

You send the agent your novel. Then you send it to 20 more. If they like it they will come to you.

This is a career. A marathon. Not a sprint. You cannot base your life, ego, and self-worth on how one story is received, no matter how amazing and important it is.

So don’t screw up a perfectly good career by being labeled an unprofessional loser. If you want to be a professional writer, act like one — stop obsessing about your story and get busy on the next one.

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