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Offline lb92

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Finally-First Full Rejection
« on: June 25, 2015, 09:14:52 AM »
I got my first full rejection. Funny enough, this one was the last one I sent.
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Re: Finally-First Full Rejection
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 09:30:24 AM »
Aw, that sucks. Did you at least get some feedback?
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Re: Finally-First Full Rejection
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 10:21:48 AM »
Yeah, a little. She thought the story needed more work and that she didn't feel engaged by the characters.
Honestly, I'm exhausted. Unless I get an offer or a R&R in the next few months, it might be time to move on to a different manuscript. 

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Re: Finally-First Full Rejection
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 10:57:10 AM »
It's hard to set something aside, but honestly, after awhile, you'll just feel so much better to be working on something new
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Re: Finally-First Full Rejection
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 12:24:01 PM »
Aw, I'm sorry. Rejections on fulls flat out suck.

But I agree with Sarah. There is something super freeing about letting go and starting something new. Heck, that's how I ended up writing the book that got me my agent.

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Re: Finally-First Full Rejection
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2015, 11:27:40 AM »
One of my writer pals is a YA SF author currently agented and on a multi-book deal. While I await results on multiple submissions, she tried to ease my neuroses by telling me these stats:

-She sent 66 queries out
-She had multiple R&Rs over the course of 7 months
-When she finally got an agent, she had 3 fulls out (not including previous full rejections)
-One agent sped-read and made an offer upon notice of representation. The other agent never responded and presumably still has the full in her queue two years later. :)

I know we all read QT and see some people go from query to offer in some insane turnaround time, like weeks instead of months and months. But I think that's the exception, not the norm. So keep chipping away at it. One of my five fulls was just rejected on Friday -- a nice rejection, but a rejection nonetheless. I'm revenge querying this morning...