View Full Version : Rejected but not Dejected

07-30-2008, 05:27 AM
I just received the nicest rejection evah.

All my other rejections were the fairly generic, Not for me. Didn't find it compellng. Blah blah blah.

But this one said, it was a little lighter that what she represents.


she then said she thought it a clever idea and she's sure another agent will love it.



07-30-2008, 05:59 AM
Woohoo! Back to querying, Shadow. That agent who will LOVE it is out there.

Karen Duvall
07-30-2008, 06:54 AM
That's awesome, Ed! Good for you!

07-30-2008, 07:09 AM
Good for you!

07-30-2008, 07:11 AM
Maybe the one who loves it will be the next one.

07-30-2008, 08:16 AM
Good for you, Shadow! Now give 'em hell.


07-30-2008, 03:36 PM
"Clever idea"! That's a very good thing.

ink wench
07-30-2008, 03:51 PM
Yay, Shadow! If it has to be a rejection, that's a great one to get.

Appalachian Writer
07-30-2008, 03:55 PM
Only another writer can understand the joy of a personal rejection. I've gotten so many form letters that say: "...a very subjective business...thank you for thinking of our agency..." Blah, blah, blah. It feels good to be treated like an individual, to be given the respect of having someone actually read your work. Congrats.

07-30-2008, 04:49 PM
YAY Shadow! Sometimes all it takes is a few good words to keep us keepin' on. Very cool.

07-30-2008, 05:24 PM
Thanks everyone! :)

You know, it makes me wonder if I've been soliciting in the wrong genre. I've been sending it to everyone who specializes in Urban Fantasy. Maybe, now that I think on it, maybe it's more humor than straight Urban Fantasy.

Now I need to find agents who like funny/quirky/humorous. :)

07-30-2008, 05:56 PM
Congrats and good luck!

If your avatar is any indication, I'd go for humor, too...

07-30-2008, 06:08 PM
Yup, I think your idea of switching the emphasis toward humor is a good one. When I see "urban fantasy" all by itself, I tend to think dark rather than light.

Your arrow's getting closer to the mark. Keep shooting!