I've gotten back into the swing of submitting recently, and my experiences now have felt a little different than back when I tried for a year of 100 rejections. So I decided to look at the numbers to see - are things different?
Querying feels like a roller coaster. All the anticipation building, and then when you get a response, you're screaming (either with frustration or happiness).
I have accomplished a lot already this year. Unfortunately, none of the progress lies in completed projects.
Because I can't just have one...
Rejection is something every writer needs to face, but some rejections are better than others.
Well, I'm settled into my new place now and I've finally become more motivated to write and to work on my New Year's goal of submitting to 50 agents. I think I will surpass even my 2010 extreme of 77 queries (although my goal that year was 100 rejections). So I'm up to 30 queries … Continue reading query counter
I've been under the radar recently... not doing much writing (unless you count working on character family trees?). Since Hitchhikers didn't make it through to the next round, I sent it out to several agents and a) got 2 rejections ON MY BIRTHDAY and b) had 2 agents request the manuscript on the day after … Continue reading long time no write
So, you haven't heard from me since June, when my short story "Seventh Son" was placed on the short list for Pill Hill Press's Monster Mash anthology. Since then, my story was accepted and the anthology is now available for purchase on their website and via online retailers such as Amazon! I am eagerly awaiting … Continue reading finally, a yes!
So, a round-up of my publishing efforts thus far: 26 submissions sent, only 12 actual rejections. The rest have yet to respond (and some of them probably never will). I am on track as far as sending out submissions to get my 100 rejections, but lagging behind in getting the actual rejections! I am trying … Continue reading keep on truckin’
It's back to square one. Nothing panned out, unless you count my growing number of rejections. So it's back to querying, and writing of course. Still working on Hitchhikers, although I may take another stab at Blood Countess if I can't get past the weird place I left my Hitchhikers narrator in last night...