Friday, November 13, 2009

Some Rejections Don't Faze Me

So, Mr. Big Shot Agent with a backlist as long as your arm whizzed an e-mail rejection my way as soon as my snail-mailed submission came over his transom, and I just nodded and updated the stats box, my spreadsheet, and my QueryTracker list and that was that. I was much more upset that I didn't win the state lottery.

8 comments:

  1. True, true. I haven't started querying yet, but I have been sending short stories to magazines. My first rejection ever didn't really bother me that much. I don't know why. I guess it's because I had studied the art of rejection before I even started sending out my stuffs.

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  2. I think we have the most popular name in the blogosphere. :)

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  3. Sorry about the R! Time to send a revenge query! BTW, have you visited the purgatory thread on AW? It's for people in the querying process and we have loads of fun there, passing the time while trying to land an agent.

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  4. Ah, Trav...just let it bounce off. Let it bounce.

    The word verification was oshess. Which sound to me like someone was trying to say something else, then sneezed.

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  5. Thanks for the tip, Jennifer. I'll check it out.

    Amber Tidd Murphy: from now on, you are officially Amber No. 1. on TBL. ;)

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  6. All I have to say is that at least you're querying. I just want the beta reading process for Witch Tourniquet to be over with already so I can join the ranks of the many querying out there.

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