Well there has to be a first for everything and today I recieved my first rejection for the novel from Legend Press. To be honest I was prepared and expecting it and am actually a little pleased. I realised that in rushing to make the deadline I was not entirely happy with it and now at least I have the freedom to go back and rework it before if starts its flight out into the big bad world of traditional publishing again. I have also realised that the option of self -publishing also means that rejections are not as disheartening as they once would have been, once it is ready if no agent or publisher shares my passsion for it that does not mean it will never see the light of day only that I will have to work harder to make sure it reaches those who will love my world as much as my friends have. Like so much in life it is merely a matter of faith anf belief.