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Offline 12yearovernitesuccess

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I may be sick
« on: April 18, 2009, 12:59:38 PM »
but when I'm researching agents to query, I get excited when I see they reject people quickly.  It's like I'm glad to know that if I take the risk of querying, at least I'll be put out of my misery soon!  Not only that, but I'm finding myself lured by the challenge of querying agents with a high rejection rate, or those who use form rejections.

Oh, and has anyone else wondered if agents have a site where they go to share their rejection letter ideas?  I think they might!  Maybe there's a secret book just for agents to thumb through to find their perfect rejection phrases. 

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Offline violet

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Re: I may be sick
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 01:06:03 PM »
I'm like you...!

Pull the band-aid off quickly...vs. slow and steady... ;D

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Re: I may be sick
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2009, 01:19:10 PM »
I agree.  The quicker it's over with, the better.  The waiting and wondering makes me crazy.   :bonk:
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Re: I may be sick
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 10:20:25 PM »
I was once rejected two hours after sending my query letter. I was so impressed, I wasn't even mad at the agent.

I hate the waiting.

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Re: I may be sick
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 11:07:20 PM »
I got a rejection within 2 hours of receiving an email stating they received my query.  I sent a ty in return and told them I appreciated the quick response.  I don't know if I did right or wrong, but it felt like the right thing to do.

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Offline isinglass

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Re: I may be sick
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009, 02:57:08 AM »
It's sort of like -- if you have to get a shot, you at least want a sharp needle.

Offline angeldaybreak

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Re: I may be sick
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2009, 01:11:50 PM »
I completely agree...with everything going on around here, quick responses are a plus.  Just chug some Mylanta and move on, LOL :)
Why be normal when being your own crazy self is so much more fun?!

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Re: I may be sick
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009, 07:19:49 PM »
There is one particular agent who is known to be particularly bad at EVER responding to anyone.  Well, I turned him around.  He couldn't WAIT to reject me.  I put my snail query in a mailbox on Tuesday morning, and SOMEHOW he rejected me by email on Wednesday.

He hated me more than you.  Enough to actually reject me!

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Re: I may be sick
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2009, 12:08:03 AM »
Maybe he has a really good psychic who told him you were going to query so he had the rejection already typed. :wink:

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Re: I may be sick
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2009, 05:42:27 PM »
Last December I decided to send another batch of queries. Sent in the first, was working on the second (pasting, typing name of the agent, e-mail address, etc), and got my rejection. Must have been 2 max 3 minutes. Now, that’s fast.
I also got a request for a partial in less than 5 min. Don’t know how she had time to read it. Turned the work down by next morning.