Friday, January 22, 2010

Kill Me Now

There's much to admire about the "strong writing voice and thoughtful plotting" that made my novel "an enjoyable and engaging read," the agent said, but "in light of today's extraordinarily competitive fiction market..."

You know the rest.

Somebody, put me out of my misery. Please.

13 comments:

  1. Sorry to here that man. I've been there. I expect I'll be back. Don't give up.

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  2. Bummer. Personalized rejections are a small victory in one way, but almost tougher to take.

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  3. Eh, don't let it get you down. Been there, done that many many times. Buckle down and don't give up.

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  4. Well, that is not helpful. Sucks.

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  5. Been there over 100 times. And that is a worthy rejection. Stick with it. They are not kidding, times are tough. But they also aren't kidding about your writing. They did not have to say that and do not say it often. Stick with it.
    Cool blog.

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  6. I'm with you...rejection is crushing. Absoltely gut-wrenching. Sometimes I don't know how we keep going.

    But remember...the one thing that all published authors have in common is perseverance in the face of rejection.

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  7. Rejections are no fun, but it really is good that you're getting so many partial and full requests. Don't give up! :)

    I just saw what Judith said and I agree. In fact, I like her wording: "worthy rejection." An industry professional took the time to read your work, and he or she had something positive to say about it. That's a big deal.

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  8. Hang on in there, Travener. "Perseverance gets the prize" I think I've just made that up, but sounds about right!

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  9. So sorry for the rejection, but at least it was personalized and had some positive feedback. I know, doesn't take the sting out, but just keep going! You are getting lots of requests, which is a good thing.:)

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  10. Balls. That's all I have to say. Balls. But, hang in there, Trav. Something will come your way.

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