Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Curses! Rejected Again!

Okay. So, this morning, after months of waiting - I received a 3-sentence email rejection from Agent #1 (her reason for rejecting it? It was interesting and well-written, but was "too quiet"). *BIG sigh*

80% of me is actually FINE with this, in fact, giddy about it. Because it means that I'm finally FREE to send my book out to other agents

I've learned many hard lessons from this frustrating process, as I will probably share tomorrow in another entry.

The other 20% of me is frustrated/hurt/disappointed. Because this agent actually seemed interested! Interested enough to read chapters and ask for re-writes and re-submission! Sure, it stings. And sure, I'm not looking forward to starting from scratch all over again (which is what this feels like - back to Square One).

Onward and upward. That's the only attitude I can have right now. Because if I let the discouragement and frustration eat away at me, I'll be tempted to quit.

And I will never quit.

Where's that Rocky music when I need it? lol Oh - here it is!


  1. Yay for never quitting. I agree, rejection is frustrating and really hard. That agent wasn't perfect for you. You want the agent who loves your work. I know they are waiting for you. :)

  2. Oh my goodness. 10 months of waiting? You have more patience than I do. I'm one month into query-ing and the response times are enough to make me crazy.
    I like your attitude. Never quit. Best of luck to you. :-)

  3. Thanks for the encouragement, y'all. Yep, 10 months is insane, no? I fault myself for that a bit, just for allowing it to happen the way it did (long story - maybe I can share tomorrow).

    At this point, though, I feel like if an agent is even mildly interested, I'll give them all the leeway/time they need. But, next time, NO lengthy exclusivity. That's what killed me, here. I gave it; she took it. *sigh*

  4. You've got the right attitude and that's what counts. I can think of many successful authors who met with rejection in the beginning but then went on to write and write and write and be successful.