Saturday, July 19, 2008

To weep, or not to weep

I might come up with an answer for this one tomorrow.

Got a rejection on a partial that I had had such high hopes for. The sad thing is, I can't even really wail and gnash my teeth, because the agent went to such great pains to give me details on what she found wrong (she read the first 8 chapters). She also told me what she liked, and what she'd want to see in a revision. (hence inviting me to send said revision if I ever do it)

As far as rejections go, this is a STELLAR one. People would kill for this kind of rejection. (or, as it's called, a revise & resubmit)

Right now, I'm just highly disappointed. Tomorrow, or maybe the next day, I'll come to appreciate what an excellent opportunity this is/was. Maybe by next week, I'll even be able to wrap my head around the critique enough to figure out how to fix what she wants fixed.

Right now, I'm going to do a bit of self-pity and mope.

1 comment:

BeshterBooks said...

Oh hon...give it a couple of days, then pick it back up. Really, this is a very, very good thing, because it means they liked it enough that they saw potential, if you can polish it up a bit. It doesn't mean it completely sucks.

In the meantime, I have to say that this little, freaky coterie of urban fantasy writers is starting to scare me, as I just found out that one of the authors you watch on your blog apparantly knows and is having lunch with a friend of mine in SD. This is weirder than finding out that one of my co-workers has a sister who lives near Milan. My life is a Bermuda F-ing Triangle.