Oh dear…

As stated in the post “HOLY CRAP!,” I am sending queries to literary agents for my novel.

I’m 10 rejections in, and waiting for 2 more responses.

Don’t worry, reader. This is not a sad post. šŸ™‚ Sure, it stings. And though every agent’s rejection is professional, it’s never a happy email to receive. The inevitable thoughts of “is my work good enough?” eat my brain like a horde of sharks on a rotting whale carcass.

The point I’m trying to make is, authors are their works’ greatest advocate. And we must believe in the value of our work.

On the other hand, there’s always room for improvement on everything. My novel has been through the editing and rewriting mill more than once, and if it’s not getting the attention I want it may be time for adjustments.

In conclusion, I would just like to thank you for reading this post. šŸ™‚ Though I’m no expert, I’m beginning to see both sides of the publishing industry. It’s tough as nails, cuddly as a porcupine, and wonderful. šŸ™‚

If you have a moment, I’d love to read about your experiences as a writer in the comments. Whether you’re published or not, novice or veteran, it would be nice to hear from you. šŸ™‚

I remain your humble storyteller,





8 thoughts on “Oh dear…

    1. Hey John! I hoped you would like the similes, lol!

      It varies. Each agency I’ve queried have slightly different submission guidelines to follow. Some want the cover letter and first 5-10 pages, others just want the synopsis with the cover letter.

      I haven’t come across an agency that asks for the first three chapters with the query, though it would be nice.

      Thanks for stopping by! šŸ˜€ You made my day.


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    1. Thank you so much, John! That’s very kind. šŸ™‚

      I haven’t heard any more, but don’t worry! I’m not giving up. I’ve spent too much time on my novel to give up, and it would mean my hard work was for nothing. šŸ™‚

      I had a bit of a family emergency these past few weeks, but it has calmed down. I’m going to take some time today to read more of your blog (I’ve gotten behind! šŸ˜¦ )

      Thanks for checking on me. Your encouragement was just what the doctor ordered. šŸ™‚

      Be well!



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