This year I am going to submit my work to at least 50 agents/publishers. This is a better goal than my "get 100 rejections" goal from 2 years ago, because it does not depend on receiving an actual rejection - which many agents/publishers do not bother with. Here's hoping I'll be published before the apocalypse!
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’
Ten rejections into my New Year's Resolution and an agent asked to see the full manuscript! I had only just started wallpapering with my rejections. I am not deluded; I know that I may yet be rejected again, and this one might hurt more. But at least I know my query letter isn't a total … Continue reading wallpaper… and not wallpaper
I'm not sure why I'm excited about this. But I am. The first rejection of the 100 I have resolved to receive this year. It means I can turn around and resubmit immediately. It means I'm actively trying to attain my goal of getting published. So I'm a little teensy bit excited. I even printed … Continue reading first rejection of the new year!
Since my resolution from 2009 didn't work out ("get published"), I came up with a different - and more attainable - approach for 2010: "Get 100 rejections from agents and publishers." The number 100 is not random, I went to a book signing for Laurie Faria Stolarz and she said Blue Is For Nightmares got … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions