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Doubt is Creeping In

I got another two rejections yesterday, both from New York agents.

Unlike the first personalized, complimentary, spelled out my name and signed in ink rejection, these two were form letters saying "thanks but no thanks."

The first rejection was actually affirming. It told me "We value your efforts, and don't feel that we could do you justice in the marketplace." These last two tell me "Take your little scribbles and go home, wannabe."

This brings the list of potentials from eleven to eight. I realize that eight prospective agents is better than a poke in the face with a dirty stick. On the other hand, That's also more than a quarter of my original pool telling me "no."

This is seriously sapping my momentum.


Nov. 9th, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about those rejection letters. Every writer gets lots of time. It can take time to find the right agent for you.

You're an awesome writer. And I hear those compliments from others about your writing and reading. The writer's conference award. People's desire to read and hear more of your work. I remember them.

Persistence is what's needed. And, remember the others that do really enjoy your work, support you, and hope that you'll find that good agent soon. I'm looking forward to seeing your book and others published. With the right agent. With the right publisher. It will happen.

Just keep submitting. Keep writing. Keep reading. Lots of good wishes and good luck for finding the right agent for you.