Today I got an email about my last PGCE interview. Didn't get in. Sure I'm disappointed but after a while that started to disappear. I thought about the pros to going back to work in September rather than university:
1) Next September I could have the chance to work in Key Stage 2 if I ask for that opportunity and see what years 3 to 6 are like.
2) Another year of experience.
3) Another year of earning.
4) I get to participate in the events and celebrations I love studying with the children at work again.
5) Another year to really get to know the wider issues, keep up to date with educational changes, and the jargon.
Being disappointed will just hold you back. We're all going to be dealing with this. As aspiring authors we're all hoping for that agent to get in touch either to say they want to represent you or that they're getting you published.
There'll be rejections. But look on the bright side of it. What can you do at the moment that authors can't? You don't have deadlines. You have your personal one but your time and goals are your own. You don't have to be fretting over sales. You don't have to be fretting over bad reviews. Take it as a chance to learn and see what agents are really looking for. It's another chance to just improve what you already know and can do.
We'll all get there. Just don't let rejection hold you back and see the positive side to it.