Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nice Agent Lady to Trav: Drop Dead

Fuck.
Excuse me.  I meant to say, Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck.  And by the way, Fuck.
Long story short, the Nice Agent Lady's senior partners have decided they don't have the proper editorial contacts for my book, which is Agentspeak for, "Not right for our list," which itself is Agentspeak for, "Fuck off."
So, off I am fucked.

16 comments:

  1. Hey boy don't feel bad. I know what you are going through. It's all a bunch of BS if you ask me. You didn't have a vampire at some point in your novel...thats why it wasn't for them. FUCK THEM! is what i say.

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  2. Goddamn it. Fuck 'em. I'm one step away from the Kindle, myself.

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  3. Trav, that's ridiculous and unacceptable to lead a potential client on for MONTHS while expecting them to grant an exclusive. That agent should feel really unprofessional right about now. I'll have a drink for you.

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  4. Oh, Travener. I'm so sorry. That totally and absolutely sucks. =( What they did to you was not fair. Poo.

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  5. I am really sorry about this. I don't understand how they could keep stringing you along for so long before realizing they didn't have the right editorial contacts. I hope there is something, maybe some editorial comments or a referral, that you can salvage from this.

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  6. Sad for you, Travener. Plough on, that's what you must do.

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  7. I'm sorry to hear this. It was, imo, very shabby of the agent to ask for an open ended exclusive, say she wanted you to make changes and that she'd be back to you on those changes, then say her bosses didn't want it.
    I had something similar happen to me and it's totally unacceptable for any agent to treat a writer with that kind of disregard.
    And you're not a would be author. You're a writer and an author. You wrote a novel, you treat writing as your profession.
    There's no would-be's about it!

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  8. A better agent will come along. You'll see.

    So sorry. That bites a thousand camel nards.

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  9. Thanks, guys. As Dolly Parton says to her bra, I appreciate the support. I'm actually taking it pretty well. I sort of miss querying, in a very perverse way.

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  10. Well, shite! That just sucks dog balls. Sorry, Trav. We can cry together. I've stopped querying taken a step back and started a new project to get some distance before I revise, again.

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  11. I sort of miss querying, in a very perverse way.

    And you can go into it this time knowing that if one agent liked your book enough to spend time on it, there's got to be another out there somewhere.

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  12. I can't believe she dragged you along and then gave you such a lame reason for backing away. I'm sorry.

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