Friday, November 9, 2007

A Heartening Rejection

Got another rejection today, but this one was personalized! She said she's not quite excited enough about the premise of my story to take it on, which makes me think I was just on the bubble of her prospective list. She also said her agency represents a huge amount of fiction and are very selective about taking new fiction. I think if I can really get my synopsis in shape maybe I'll see some promising results. Who knows?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

On Hiatus

After receiving my first batch of rejections, I have been reveiwing my submitted work and I think my synopsis is all wrong. Even after working on it so hard, it just doesn't convey my book like it should I think. It's essentially a plot summary with no excitement or tension.

With this in mind, I've decided to take a step back from it for a few weeks to let it all settle in my head. Then I will start rewriting my synopsis, maybe even writing a few actually, and see if I can make the necessary improvements.

I really think I got so caught up in everything that I just couldn't see straight by the time I submitted to agents. The submitting process can be so long and difficult, so I don't feel bad taking a little break, especially if I can improve my chances by improving my synopsis.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Okay, so I was right. I just got a rejection from my favorite agent I queried and it's hurting quite a bit more. Even expecting to be rejected, it still hurts! I'm really trying not to get my hopes up. Getting a book published really is like winning the lottery these days. I still have 3 more to wait on right now, all most likely rejections, and then I will start sending out my mail ones once I get up my courage to get rejected more.