Monday, January 23, 2006

Rejections...Gotta Love'em...NOT

So much for loving Mondays.

This has been one bummer of a day. It's cloudy outside, I have the day off which is terrific, only BF walks in with a letter from an agent I queried. After they had asked me to send them the full, I waited for two months and because this agent is my dream agent, I didn't query anyone else.

And I hate being psychic because as soon as he handed me that letter, I knew.

I would have received a phone call if it had been an acceptance. I knew.

The cloud of despair was already forming around me and I stood there, almost out of body like in a trance, and opened the envelope slowly. I knew.

And there it was. Sorry, but we can't offer you representation.

I didn't tell BF. I just stood there. Then, I put the letter in a spare room I have and closed the door. I didn't want to even look at it.

I walked back out and sat down at the computer and with fifty-thousand things to do that were on the agenda today, I couldn't lift a finger.

And I haven't moved since. I know all about rejections. I know to get it out there and everywhere just in case one turns you down. I know to kiss it off to at least I tried, but this freaking hurts.

And I know better. I know how the publishing world works. And yet I fell right into that trap - of thinking that I have what she wanted.

Well, I didn't have what she wanted and I'm trying to get rid of this cloud that has enveloped my head...and it won't go away.

I do have a publisher and a good one, Zumaya Publications, but I just wanted that one chance, that one chance to get a traditional publisher that actually paid advances and all the perks they could give out because they have the money where small press doesn't.

Ah well...guess I have a house to clean...if I can just find the strength to get up.


  1. Save it. Have it framed. Let it be your motivation to show her after you get your bestseller. ;)

  2. Thank you, FTS. I just might do that. Once I get rid of this cloud of

  3. Yeah, like FTS said, you can photocopy it and send it to them with Nanny Nanny Boo Boo written across the top!

  4. Ahh, I'm so so sorry. Rehections just plain suck.

    But for some weird reason, I always did my best writing after a rejection. I guess they propped me up, I don't know. Send it out again and to several at a time. There are a lot of really awesome agents out there!

  5. It's one rejection. Don't give up! You can't give up. I need you as a role model, because I am about to send out my query letters!!

  6. I feel your pain... as any fellow writer does. If you are like me--take a day (or six) to let the cloud dissolve. You'll get back on track soon.


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