Monday, August 07, 2006

Rejected again

I must be more hopeful than I have any right to be. I keep sending my manuscript to the big gun agents and publishers, and they keep pleasantly rejecting me. I really had my hopes soaring for this last one because she actually requested to see more from my query e-mail. That was exciting. I did the happy dance and everything. But today I got the e-mail that it is not for them and good luck.

Well, there is one more really big gun I want to try, yet at the same time I think I will go the route of smaller presses. I have a really cool looking one in mind that seems good. They check out on predators and editors and such, so off I go.

I'll try not to be too disappointed with the rejection today, or rather I will try and just put it out of mind. There is always that niggling little doubt that creeps in saying, "you're just not a good enough writer".

Then again, it was exciting to get a request for more. Maybe next time I can stick the landing.


Faith said...

That sucks!!!! Don't listen to the little voice that tells you you're not a good writer, because you are. One day you will totally stick the landing, and I'll be right there celebrating with you!

Izzybella said...

What Faith said.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Clover.
I know you are a great writer! I've read your work. Have you tried Windstorm Creative, my publisher?
Sea Child could be a YA, right? Most of the characters are teens. Windstorm also has a main line.

I didn't read their "suggested reading before submitting" books. I flipped through one at the library.

I didn't have outlines for 5 books, I only had the one, but confidence I could crank out 5 that fit together somehow.

I submitted and now (a very long) year and a half later the book is out. I won't see money for another 6 months. (stinks) and don't know if it will sell.

Tell me a little about Chase sometime and I'll write him into a book 3. It's not much but maybe it would be something he'd like.

When I get Second Chances, I'll toss in a handful of extra copies.

Mike Blulmer