Monday, October 12, 2009

The Painful Rejection.

I got the most painful rejection yet, on Friday night. It really REALLY hurt. This was my dream agent of dream agents. I queried her back in April. Because of her fabulousness, she took four months to respond to my query with a request for a partial, and then another two months to respond to that.

It was probably one of the nicest form rejections ever. But still a form rejection, and it HURT.

It was one of those "stop and make you reconsider your direction" rejections. To the person who queries and receives answers a lot, this is no big deal. But to me, who tends to get emotionally all my "eggs in one basket" despite what I know is smart, it IS a big deal.



  1. I'm so sorry. I know you won't give up. One day you'll be sitting as a guest on a talk show discussing your big success and saying "neener neener" to the agents who missed out on working with you. Hang in there. Chin up.

  2. Do NOT let it get you down. You will make it! I just know it.

    I got rejected yesterday, too. :/

  3. Rejections never stop sucking. As hard as it is to believe, it just means there's a better agent than "Dream Agent" out there.