Monday, December 6, 2010

And Another Full Bites the Dust

Oh, this is turning into just the best Christmas ever.  Nearly three months after she requested it, another agent has turned down my magnum opus, saying it's well done but "seemed to lack a certain urgency, if that makes any sense."

Of course it makes sense.  It means you didn't like it.

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  2. Take two:
    "No, it doesn't make any sense! I demand you accept me as a client! Let's schedule a call for later this week so I can hear your plans for pitching this to editors. How does Thursday at 2 work for you?"

    That sucks, man, but you've still got stuff out with plenty of other agents.

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  3. It is a nauseous process. I think it much harder to receive a rejection from an agent who has read your full. It's more personal and harder to get back behind the wheel, but drive on we must. Take a different route and go to a new place, explore another scene and meet the new cast of characters walking around inside your head. You are, I'm sure, already doing that.

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  4. Argggggg. I'm sorry, Travener. =( And you're right. This is a crappy time of year to hear that (not that it wouldn't be crappy any other time of year.) I wish you luck with the ones still out there!

    Jessica

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  5. Totally sucks... sorry to hear.

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  6. Santa Claus hates literary agents. It's a well-known fact.

    Yes, the only thing worse than rejection is waiting 3 months for it. Makes you kinda appreciate the ones who reject quickly, before you get a chance to get your hopes up. (Actually, no it really doesn't at all.)

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  7. So sorry! ugh. it really is an up and down up and down up and down business.:(

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  8. Have you started your next novel yet? Maybe it's time to set this one aside for a few months and work on something else. I know it's impossible to even consider giving up on a project you have so much invested in, but maybe this won't be your FIRST book to get published. I think it's important not to get stuck in a rut for too long. I have one friend who spent a year revising and sending out her book, then just move on and wrote another one. Now she's on a Fullbright for the second one.

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