>rejection letter from the literary agency
Well shit. I mean, at least they get back to me, but damn, this stings.
That Jamaican guy who won the Man Booker prize last year had his first novel get rejected 70 times. Or maybe 70 times was Ayn Rand's first novel, I ca't remember, but anyway, his first novel got rejected a lot.
>tfw the rejection letter says your work shows you're mentally unstable and that you should seek professional help
It was a conventional Bildungsroman but at one point in the book the main character says "hello" to a woman unbidden. They told me they ran my manuscript through the unfeelybadvibes machine and it came out yesyes for thoughtnonos.
>tfw multiple rejection letters have said that the book is good but "not quite right for me"
It's actually worse somehow than a form letter. Knowing I can write something worth calling 'good' but still be subject to the tastes of an individual is a special kind of Hell.
For non-Anglo writers it's worth noting that in many countries submitting novels through an agent is neither necessary nor the norm. In Sweden, for instance, even the biggest publishers will happily receive and read manuscripts from writers without agents.
Why do you think that everyone here is talent less?
What if, unbeknownst to you, Melville or Tolstoy were on here and posting, would you think that they wouldn't have talent?
I'm sure that at least one highly acclaimed author was a member of some community that may be seen as stupid by others, but that doesn't mean that they don't have talent.
>productive people spend their time shitposting on /lit/
No...their working their job, or doing to class, and they are writing and having actualy, real-life experiences so they can be influenced.
All of your writings are meme-induced, false bullshit.
Believe me. I've fucking seen the writing threads here. Absolute fucking trash.
the fact that you found that significant enough to post tells me you ain't gonna make it senpai.
Seven Killings got rejected 78 times before being published.
Rejection should be a constant; if you don't have enough out in the world to make rejection a constant, your odds of success are astronomically low.