A couple of posts ago, I said, “Tuesday is the day.” That Tuesday was yesterday. A publisher had contacted me and said he was meeting with his partners to discuss my novel, Native Moments. I didn’t hear from him yesterday and thought, I guess no news is bad news. That’s how it works in publishing. However, this morning, I got a call. The publisher said they … Continue reading Update from the Publisher’s Meeting
Finally got a rejection where it sounded as if the agent actually read my work. He mentioned the title and spelled my name correctly. Funny how a rejection can be inspiring. But this is the most confident I’ve felt since beginning this endeavor that Native Moments will get published. I like the font I chose for the title, but I’m fully aware that it may … Continue reading First personalized rejection
In the month of September I have sent 36 queries for my novel Native Moments. I’ve received 5 rejections in return. All forms. The most straight forward was one that said, “not for me.” No capitalization, no punctuation, no gesture of gratitude. I guess it just wasn’t for her. I may tweak my query letter yet again. At least I haven’t received one like Gertrude … Continue reading September Submissions, updated.
Received my second rejection letter today. Still have 16 floating around out there. And I’ll keep sending more out until I get that one that responds how I want them to respond. The latest rejection came from an agent named Dan Lazar, so I looked him up and researched him a bit more than I did when I inquired with him. Found a few interviews … Continue reading 2 down, 16 still out
Found this today while searching for an inspiring quote. It’s fitting, seeing as how I ride segways for a living and Dean Kamen is the genius inventor of the vehicle that earns me a living while I struggle to become a published author. Spent today, while not giving tours, submitting more query letters. Closing in on 20 now. Have received two rejections so far. But … Continue reading More submissions
I have sent off 15 query letters so far this month. Writing is much more fun than submitting. I’m shooting for 100 or more my December. Hopefully, someone will get back to me before I hit my goal. Continue reading Submission September
I received a rejection email back for a short story, but sent that story to 4 more literary journals. Also, found a publisher who accepts unsolicited manuscripts, so I sent my novel out as well. Staying motivated is probably the toughest part about being a writer. A rejection slip can easily make you feel as if you are wasting your time. The key, I hope, … Continue reading Another Rejection