View Full Version : My first rejection: I find it funny that I'm cool with it

06-17-2010, 06:07 PM
Am I weird? XD

I notice (with some people) that rejections can tear them apart. I was just rejected by Frances Collin yesterday and I don't feel any depression, dejection, whatsoever.
I surprised myself that I took my first rejection so lightly... I think to myself, that I'm no "special|Different" from many other authors that get rejected. It didn't hurt at all. http://www.francescollin.com/

Maybe it was because the rejection was so nice, I dunno or did it feel like an automated response. Anyway, I didn't hurt one bit.

"Thank you for your query. Unfortunately we do not think the project is right for us.

We receive so many queries that it is not possible to reply in detail on an individual basis. We appreciate your writing and wish you success in your publishing career.

Sarah Yake, Associate Agent

Frances Collin, Literary Agent

Not that I want to get used to rejection and what not; however, for the ones who faced it more than once, I am sorry D: I'll probably be joining you soon. But Hopefully I find someone out there.

Just have to keep trying. And I'd probably better revise my query. It's only one page long: because A. I believe that if it goes beyond one page its no longer a letter. And I'd hate to be the agent that sits there and have to trash a 5-page query which could've been the next best seller, only to "miss" the basket.

Anyway, that's my first rejection... Maybe I could use a little help for a first-timer and all. I did do TONS of research, and followed guides to producing queries and all. I'll post it later... maybe someone can offer a helping hand. (And yes, it's a finished, polished, editted, the works 50,000 word manuscript YA,Fantasy etc.)

Thanks for grieving with me... or if that's the right word D: Since I'm not actually grieving.


Miss Plum
06-17-2010, 06:25 PM
Funny how that works, isn't it? You send your query letters out knowing the odds, knowing the biz is subjective, and those polite auto-rejects are little more than statistics. It's almost like a sign that you're doing things right.

06-17-2010, 08:32 PM
I loved my first rejection too :)

Wait until you get your first partial request though, feels great and tis a big confidence boost :)

06-18-2010, 05:41 AM
You have a great attitude! Keep going and best of luck!

06-18-2010, 06:12 AM
Didn't like mine, even though I sort of expected it...funny.

But yeah, good attitude! Keep writing, then.

06-18-2010, 07:56 AM
Haha. If it helps, I was actually relieved at my first rejection. It was kinda like, "Cool. I'm here. I can do this."

Welcome to the club.

cate townsend
06-18-2010, 08:06 AM
Better luck next time. Keep the positive attitude.

06-18-2010, 06:37 PM
Thanks :D I will keep trying and best hope to all of you too!

06-18-2010, 06:41 PM
You have a very positive attitude! Keep writing and never give up!
Best of luck to you!:hi: