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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.

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feralboy2
Nov. 10th, 2004 12:02 am (UTC)
Everything about the writing biz, except the writing itself, sucks. Listen to the advice of your friend and keep on keeping on. Tenacity iis the rule in this game. Add a dose of blind obeisance to your craft, and you're in. But patience. Patience is the key. Sometimes it happens the first time out, other times it takes years. But it does happen, eventually, to all good writers. And you're damn good. So sit back and try to focus on your current projeect.

And remember, you will receive a finite number of rejections before you get that acceptance letter. It could be three, it could be forty two. Now way of telling. The only think we know for sure is that it is indeed finite. Each rejection receivde gets you one step closer to acceptance and the party on the mother ship!