Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My First Rejection

I can't remember if I have posted on here about my book. If I haven't then I can't believe that I haven't. I have spent pretty much every weekend for the past year working on it and at last .... IT IS FINISHED !!! I spent the past two weekends editing it and have found a "focus group" of people to read it and give me their honest opinions about it. Just for the hell of it, I sent out my first query letter yesterday and about five minutes later I received my first rejection. I am pretty sure that it was a form letter rejection, which in some strange way made me feel better about it - as if he didn't even take the time to read my query letter.

I expected to be more upset about my first rejection. It stung for about ten seconds, but then I got over it. If that agent doesn't want to read my work then that is his loss and when I am a bestselling author and he comes to one of my book signings then I will remind him that he passed on my book .... and then I will throw him into the moat of piranas !!!


  1. I'd love to be in your *focus group*. I write, blog and actually read ;) I promise to be unflinchingly honest but exceptionally tactful....or not. You'll have to kiss a lot of frogs, pucker up, but then you'r publishing prince will come I am sure.

  2. Awesome Dharma ! Send me a private message on the DC with your email address and I will email it to you. You will probably be the last person that I let read it before I send it out to agents. Don't want too many people to have their hands on it. :)