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Wayne K
05-25-2010, 08:44 AM
I got the call tonight.

Before I go to dejection I'd like to thank all of you for the most fun I've had in my life. I wrote this book as I messed around and asked advice from you guys. There was a big AW influence in this thing.

I blame you :D

Anyway, I'm gonna regroup and get another agent, and get a book published...or fail to do so. Either way, I'm a writer, what the hell else am I gonna do?

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better~ Samuel Beckett.

05-25-2010, 08:55 AM
Either way, I'm a writer, what the hell else am I gonna do?

This. Well done on resilience :) And remember, it only hurts for a little while....

05-25-2010, 09:18 AM
Wayne, as someone who recently got the call as well and lost her agent and then got a new one, let me tell you, this is probably good news. A fresh start, a fresh perspective. This isn't to negate all the awesomeness that was your former agent, but just to let you know that change can really be great. Though of course it seems terrifying at the time.

It'll be okay, you've got a solid property from what I understand, and had some very good interest before you snagged this agent. It'll work out. :)

Wayne K
05-25-2010, 09:37 AM
Thanks guys.

I just sent a query letter :D

I forgot how much I like writing the damn things.

05-25-2010, 11:59 AM
Aw, Wayne. *Hugs* I agree with Toothpaste. Something will work out :) You're too awesome not to. :)

05-25-2010, 03:18 PM
Sorry, Wayne K. :( keep at it. You'll claw your way back to the next circle in hell in no time.

Calla Lily
05-25-2010, 03:23 PM

05-25-2010, 03:31 PM
... if the bum dropped you that quickly they probably weren't that cool to begin with. So no real loss. Your next agent will be sure to be better and stick by you. And you'll be wanting that in the long run. Stay strong and persevere. // ps Cool quote by Beckett. (My second favorite author.)

05-25-2010, 03:31 PM
Okay Wayne--one or two days for a little wallow and back to work. You'll find the right fit and maybe, just maybe this will be a blessing in disguise.

05-25-2010, 03:47 PM
So sorry to hear about this Wayne : (

You can slug me in the arm if it makes you feel better.

05-25-2010, 03:53 PM
I like you spirit, Wayne, and that'll see you through. Good luck, and may an even betteragent be waiting round the corner!

05-25-2010, 03:56 PM
Awww Wayne! I just saw this!! ((((you))))

05-25-2010, 04:16 PM
I hate that, Wayne, but you will rebound better than ever!

05-25-2010, 04:19 PM

All will be well and all will be well and all manner 'a things will be well. I have faith in you.

Barbara R.
05-25-2010, 04:29 PM
Hi Wayne,

Sorry to hear that news. A few wallowing days are definitely in order. I'd say chocolate, too, but it doesn't seem to work as well for men as women. But at the risk of sounding Pollyanna-ish, it could be worse. If the agent lost faith in his ability to sell your work, then the alternative to severing the relationship would have been for him to keep representing you nominally but in fact just shelve your book. This way you get to find a new, enthusiastic representative.

As someone who changed agents recently, I can tell you that the unagented interval is tough. Have faith in yourself and your work. As you said, what else can a writer do?

05-25-2010, 04:29 PM
So, should we all mount up and ride to New York with our torches aflame, pitchforks at the ready, and see if Jason wants to reconsider?

It hurts, I know, but I also know you'll persevere. You've been through worse and lookie, you're still here.

Maryn, buying you breakfast

Wayne K
05-25-2010, 04:36 PM
Thank you guys.

The query I sent last night was to an editor. He requested a partial at four in the morning :partyguy:

Maybe I should become an agent

05-25-2010, 04:38 PM
Wow!! That was quick!!!! Well done :) :) :)

ink wench
05-25-2010, 04:40 PM
Sorry, Wayne. But it sounds like you won't be agentless for long. And an enthusiastic new agent is better than sticking with an unenthusiastic old one.

05-25-2010, 05:13 PM
Great news! ANd thanks for changing your avatar, the other one was right scary and depressive!

05-25-2010, 05:25 PM
Sorry to hear that Wayne, but I agree with the others. I don't think you'll be in the wilderness for very long at all.

You've fought tougher battles. We'll see your lovely face plastered all over book shops before too long. :D

Agree with Aruna on the avatar. :Wha:

Wayne K
05-25-2010, 05:55 PM
I watch this a lot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv2ChXPjyNg

I kinda like the song, but I love the lyrics

the addster
05-25-2010, 06:03 PM
Damn, sorry to hear about the agent. But hey, a 4am request? That's not bad. Maybe it will work out for the best.

Miss Plum
05-25-2010, 06:28 PM
Whoa, here I was ready to post my story of the agent dance when you chime in with a request from an editor! My condolences -- I mean congratulations -- I mean thank goodness that albatross is off your neck -- I mean way ta go!

Lisa Cox
05-25-2010, 06:35 PM
Man, sorry to hear that. But you'll bounce back! I feel it in me waters. ;)

05-25-2010, 06:42 PM
Even though you're clearly strange for enjoying writing queries (:)), I wish you all the best in your search for a new agent. The fact you got a request already bodes well.

05-25-2010, 09:36 PM
Aw. :Hug2: Sorry about the unagenting. That sucks. But I hope the editor falls in love quickly!

Devil Ledbetter
05-26-2010, 01:28 AM
Thank you guys.

The query I sent last night was to an editor. He requested a partial at four in the morning :partyguy:

Maybe I should become an agentLook at the comeback kid! Go you!:D

05-26-2010, 02:04 AM
At least you're handling it well and in good spirit. Goodluck with future endeavours!

05-26-2010, 06:44 PM
Wayne, to infinity and beyond!

It was Beckett who said that, right?

Wayne K
05-26-2010, 09:39 PM
Thank you everyone.