What do you think distinguishes your earlier books that were rejected from your later successful ones?
Good writing? Okay, I admit it. I sucked when I first started. Really bad writing, that’s the best way to get rejected.
I remember one editor called me up and said she was interested because I had great characterization, but that I had to clean up my point of view usage. I said sure, no problem.
But I had clue about POV… or many other things. I taught myself to write by writing.