Monday, August 17, 2009

Getting Pumped

I sent my latest novel off to an agent a while ago and finally heard back from her. While she decided not to take me on as a client (mostly because of the current economic situation) she wrote me a handwritten letter telling me what she thought of my book. It was all very positive and made me feel really good, and grateful that she took the time to write to me.

This weekend I got my new issue of Writer's Digest in which an agent wrote about rejections and said that one of the best rejections you can receive is a personal note from an agent. Among other things he said, "... a personalized rejection is actually a good thing. It means you've got the writing chops or some other compelling factor on your side that will likely lead you to becoming a published aughor. You've convinced a publishing professional to pay attention to you -- and that should be a tremendously energizing event."

It is. Then AJ asked me how many personalized notes I've received over this book. I've received several. So I'm going back in, doing some more revising and editing, and going to hit the query road again. Wish me luck! I'm pumped!


Rach said...

Wow, a personal note, that's big!! Good luck on the editing, although I don't know how much you can improve on your writing, it is already fabulous!

Mel said...

How great is that! You are on your way.

Tara said...

Wahooo!! I'm excited to read anything you'll throw my way!

Tiffany said...

Never give up my friend! Your day will come!!