I know I'm whining but when you check your email and there are 4 - yes 4 - rejections, you have to pause. Maybe I just suck as a writer. One problem I have is that I really don't like to revise. Sometimes I feel like I'm making it worse. Sometimes I just don't know what to revise. I've joined a writers group and they are fantastic, but we meet only once a month and so for a novel length project it is a long haul. I'm actually thinking about starting my own journal. Has anyone here…Continue
So, it has been awhile. I now have contacted 80 agents with my query. I have had interest from three and one has already rejected the package I put together for her. I am not going to give up, but I have to say, I am a little depressed about the whole thing. I'm thinking of rewriting my query. I'm also thinking of rewriting one of one characters.
It's hard to stay the course. But is staying the course the right thing to do? It's hard to know.
HI all -
I haven't been keeping a constant blog of my rejections because I have been submitting my query, synopsis and partials like crazy. I have reached out to 25 agents at this point and have 13 rejections. I just got another one this morning and each one is like a pin prick. I keep wondering to myself if any agent will ever want to see my whole manuscript. I keep wondering if you have to know somebody who knows somebody. I also keep wondering if I should rewrite my…Continue
Hi all -
It's been a day of highs and lows. Met this morning with my editor who really liked my book. It was great to hear from her the characters she liked and those she didn't. It was wonderful to discuss plot developments with someone else and not just myself. She also gave me courage because she is the first one to read the whole book and she said she found it interesting, she connected with the characters - and hated the ones she was supposed to hate -- and did not…Continue