View Full Version : The WORST part of a rejection is...

07-21-2009, 06:13 AM
that the agent doesn't even think you have potential...

07-21-2009, 07:45 AM
Not true. They may think you have potential, but can't place your stuff, or have a voice very similar in their stable already. I feel like that, too--like if I were good enough, they'd spend the time to make me good enough to publish. But truly, that isn't their job.

You can't spend too much time on what the agent might have been thinking, if they didn't outright say. I'm about to the end of my querying list again, and only got one request for a full this time. What really sucks is the universe that I created is pretty much where my imagination lives, so I'll just have to write a new book to introduce it to readers if this one doesn't fly. I already have about eight partially written or outlined, but they presuppose a familarity with the world. I had a plan...

To re-rail (sorry), don't hang your sense of where you are as a writer on the rejections. All it does is wear you down, when this game is already abrasive enough as it is.