Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Some Fucking Christmas Present, This...

Well, my full just got turned down. Excuse me while I mutter, "Fuck, fuck, fuck." While "you're a good writer" is included in the rejection, the rest is all boilerplate, so I think we can rest assured the "good writer" crap is just part of what is a form rejection. Once again, no way to know if the agent read one page or ten or the whole thing, or none of it, or even if it was just his assistant, an intern, or who the fuck knows, his next-door neighbor doing the reading. Seriously, I'd almost rather get something that said, "Listen, this is one fucked-up book. Do yourself a favor and take a course in computer programming or something."

On the "bright" side, this agent usually takes six months to get around to dealing with fulls, so at least I didn't have my hopes strung out.

9 comments:

  1. Aww that sux Trav. I'm sorry to hear that. But you can look on the bright side...you're free to resubmit now. :D Not that this will help you right now, your soul agent is ou there waiting for you.

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  2. The S is for sucks!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2t1Nh0J_38

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  4. Trav,
    You didn't want that person to be your agent anyway. You want someone that "gets" you. That's the person that will be able to sell your book. Keep trying. Dawn's right. Your "soul" mate/agent is out there. Go have yourself a stiff drink and write something else while your nice and sloshed. Isn't that what Hemingway did?

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  5. A toast to Trav. I'll drink to that.

    Sorry to hear your suckysuckysucky news.

    That really blows.

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  6. On the bright side... ah, fuck it. It sucks all around. Sorry to hear that.

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  7. That really blows. Form rejections suck too. Couldn't there be some small hint of "Why" instead of... "Please excuse this form rejection..."

    Keep your chin up. You'll find the right agent soon. Perhaps the new year will bring better luck for all of us!

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