Originally Posted by Anne Lyle
Maybe I'm biased, in that it took me a handful of submissions and a grand total of five months to get a book deal (which included two months of rewrites). Frankly, if it had taken me two years, it would have meant I was doing something wrong!
I'll have to disagree strongly with you there, Anne. Agents only take on a small percentage of the manuscripts they're sent. If it takes years of unsuccessful submissions before an individual's work is accepted by an agent, it doesn't necessarily mean that the author is doing anything wrong, merely that they were up against some stiff competition and a given agent didn't see in their MS what he/she was looking for at the time.
That doesn't equate to anyone doing anything wrong.