Tuesday, April 6, 2010

101 Form Rejections on the Wall...

Well, I'm officially into a second century of query rejections as of today, when the 101st form rejection slipped into the inbox.

A hundred and fucking one.  Jaysus.

I tell ya, if things don't work out with the nice agent lady, I'm just gonna do one gigantic query bomb to every agent left on my list and fucking get it over with already.



  1. Grief, that's a lot of rejections. Nobody can accuse you of not trying. Perhaps start at the beginning of the list again at some stage; the chances of the same reader (agent/agent's assistant) picking up your query and/or submission could be slim. Maybe.

    Hang on in there, Travener. Fingers crossed that the editor comes up trumps anyhow.

    Although my send-out rate is less than a sixth of yours, I'm still trying to learn how not to let a rejection rip another little bit of my soul away...

  2. I feel like I'm starting over with the rejection counter on my new novel. I sent out three this morning and already got a form reject.

  3. I do not think there is any reason to go all query-terroristic!

    Get yourself together, man! :)

    I hate your rejection posts. It's too much of a downer. These posts should come with antidepressants. Srslyspice.

  4. So I hope you're writing something new, so that if the old novel is still getting rejections when the new one wins a Pulitzer, you can (a) dust it off and say Ha! Sell it already! and (b) thumb your nose at all the rejections.

    Of course, I say that, but am I writing anything new? No, just kicking about. I'm such a hypocrite.

  5. That's a lot of R's but it means nothing yet other than wanting to hurl the computer out the window - it only takes one yes!!! And besides, you have revisions with nice Agent Lady, yes?

  6. Welcome to the second century rejection club. My hubby has so kindly offered to send off pictures of his family jewels, but I felt that was a tad overboard.

    Could you imagine some poor lit agent opening up her inbox and glaring at a pic of fuzzy dice?

    Anywho...keep yer chin up but not too high or you'll drown when it rains.

  7. Move on, Secret Lover. Move on to a new book. And let this one sit.

    I don't suppose you'd be willing to post your query here for us to see.....?

  8. I concur... Lets us see the query,m and move on to the next book. I know I am ;)

  9. This is 101 for this book, right? I do know one person who got an agent after 150 queries, so it's difficult how to know when to keep going and when to set it aside. Great idea from Sierra to post your query here!

  10. fuck all agents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fuck the publishing world!!!! fuck everyone!!!

  11. You are a brave soul, but it feels like you're on your way to getting it published. I haven't sent out a single query and I'm already bleeding thinking about it