Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"The Waiting Is the Worst Part"

So says Nathan Bransford who lasted a week and a half before freaking out about there being no replies in his in-box to his queries about his novel. As someone in the comments said, if only all agents were trying to pitch a book, maybe they wouldn't make the rest of us wait so long.

6 comments:

  1. Hellz yea! Walk a mile in our shoes!

    (Though seriously, Nathan is one of my favorite agent-bloggers and tends to show quite a lot of empathy with writers.)

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  2. I agree with Lt. Cccyxx. When agents are awarded that lovely literary wand of fate, they tend to slip into another realm of consciousness and forget what it was like to be an ordinary writer.

    Why do you think that is? Aliens?

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  3. I saw that blog yesterday, what a great post! It’s nice to hear that someone "in the biz" goes through the same ups and downs as us lowly, nothing, writers.:)

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  4. At the same time though, when an agent gets thousands of queries a week, what do they do? How can they be faster?

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  5. Oh, you'll have to see my earlier posts on this, Sierra. Actually, I can understand up to a month, cuz various things can intervene. Doesn't mean we have to like it. What really annoys are those agents who can't be bothered to respond at all.

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  6. When I read Nathan's post that day, I thought of you immediately.

    I also think of you when I read posts that frown on blogging about your rejections, and give you accolades for doing it anyway. :)

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