OUCH! My first proper publisher rejection!
After telling me that my story was compelling, said publisher, who I will not name specifically (except to say that they are often eaten by killer whales and march in a waddling-like fashion) gave it a pass.
I know, I know, writers have to have a tough skin blah blah blah. My mom told me the same thing when I was 10 and that Olsen kid kept saying I had a Pumpkin-shaped head. It didn’t work then either. The only thing that really ever does is chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate.
Anyway, onwards, as my agent likes to say. Or downwards, I guess we’ll see.