So, you want to be a writer. You've written a book and you're ready for the next step. Well, here's the thing. It's a lot of rejections and a lot of hating the world. The frustration is paramount because let's be honest, most places you submit to want you to be already established. They want you to be published, have a website, have a fan base. They want you to have a pre-made platform. Form an agent stand point, I get it. But it's like graduating from college, applying for jobs, and being told you need experience. Well, duh. I need experience to get experience? Frustrating!
That's why some choose the self-publishing route. Because, after all those rejections, you spend that in-between time, waiting to hear back, building your website, building a base, submitting to magazines, promoting yourself. You get tired of waiting. Because even if you get an agent, who's to say you get your book published.
But, don't give up hope they're are lots of valuable resources out there if you don't land an agent.