Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Evidently the word of the day is ...



NO. 

Still working on revising the query. Query is pain in the *ss. My uncertainty is also a pain in the *ss. But I thought it was perfect! Argh.

I will not be discouraged...I told hubs that I will give myself allowance to be depressed after receiving like 100 of no. Still, I can see how demoralizing it is to get the nos...and so quick! My super most favourite agent still has it, no answer. So I consider that good. 

I believe in this story. And I will keep going until I get a yes. (And I shall eat comfort food. NAO)

But I would like a nibble, universe. 

7 comments:

Heidi the Hick said...

Oh honey, I know! I feel it!

All of it. I really think you have the right attitude though. Of course it hurts to get rejections. One or 100.

And you will keep going! (You have every reason to believe in this story, from what I've seen!)

Eat comfort foot, pet the catz, worry about the query - I mean let's face it, you're going to worry, nobody can tell you not to! - and KEEP GOING!

You know I'm cheering you on!

JKB said...

I know, and I thank you for it. :( I tried the comfort food, it just stuck in my throat. So I reckon I'll go see if some exercise doesn't help.

JenWriter said...

Don't get down yet! You've still got lots of agents to go! Do you want me to look over your query and try to help? Shoot me an email if you do!

If it makes you feel any better, your super favorite agent rejected me in like two hours. So, maybe she's considering yours if you haven't heard back yet. :)

Heidi said...

Okay, I wrote a very reassuring comment here and I came back to add something and it's not here.

I'll just say what I came back to say, which is that Nathan B just has a post yesterday, which you probably already saw, about rejection.

In a nutshell - it's not you, baby! Don't tweak your query if you think it's perfect. Don't change the first chapter a dozen times because two agents said it didn't draw them in fast enough --- oh wait, that was me!

It's not you. It's them. When your work lands on the right desk, it'll be snatched up so fast your head will spin, even before you can uncork the champagne. It just takes that one.

Oh, and a little bit of patience and persistence!

JenWriter said...

Yeah, what heidi said! Sometimes agents aren't even looking to add anyone to their list so they'll automatically send out a rejection.

cindy said...

you've only just started! don't lose hope yet!! /bootay shake!! QUERY and CONQUER! =D

JKB said...

I am not! I got a bootay shake ! ROFL