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Offline sbp725

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Re: :( first partial rejected
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2012, 08:36:57 AM »
It gets better! Rejection is part of playing the game. Consider it a merit badge on your writer uniform and send out more queries!

Here are some tidbits from recent rejection letters I've gotten:
"....couldn't connect with the characters"
"I wanted to love this, but didn't fall head over heels the way I had hoped."
"...doesn't stand out enough in this cautious and competitive market for me to be confident I'd be able to sell it."

And this week I got an offer from an agent. It's true what they say: this is a very subjective business. You're trying to find that one person who will "get" your story.

Wine does help, though  :)
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Re: :( first partial rejected
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2012, 03:33:31 PM »
I like the idea of badges for each stage of the query process!  :clap:

I think there needs to be a special sparkly one for that personal highpoint - a form reject to a full request...