Fear of the Unknown

The 2014 NBA Draft has come and gone leaving the 30 participating teams to see if their picks pan out. I don't envy NBA scouts at all. They spend countless hours going to games and watching film deciding whether or not they want to a take a chance on this prospect or that. The hardest part is the unknown. A player can be great in college, but you don't really know how well they're going to do at the next level. That's why most scouts opt to go with the surest bet possible.

It's the same thing with literary agents. For the most part, they are scared to take a chance on something they don't know whether or not will pan out, hence the numerous rejections they have to send. I never got mad about it throughout the numerous rejections I received. Discouraged, yes, but not mad. Literary agents have it tough and I'm sure they kick themselves when they make the wrong decision. Despite all of the rejections, I'm stoked about the challenges that lie ahead with self-publishing. Fifteen more days!