But why do GOOD writers get rejected? Simple... They submit before the work is ready.
It strikes fear into my writerly heart.
Sometimes people say, are you still working on your book? When will you submit it?
Although I would like to submit my manuscript soon, I do not want to submit it before it's ready. The truth is that most first novels end up locked away in drawers to be laughed at later when the author has successfully published her third novel. My Novel #1 still needs revisions, but I am always plagued by the thought that the revisions won't be enough. It might just be my "drawer" novel, and it's too soon to tell.