Friday, September 7, 2012
My First Official Rejection Letter
Why, you ask?
The agent was so kind in her rejection. She could have simply written "No thank you" but she didn't. Her comments actually made me smile and I went about the rest of my day happy as can be. Sounds crazy, I know, but let me explain before you go off and call the crazy place on me.
I had a great imagination
She loved my premise
I'm a good writer
My dialogue was fine
My characters were well-crafted
My plot was well-conceived
And last but not least, she encouraged me to submit elsewhere because it held promise.
Now, that's SEVEN great comments said about *my* writing and *my* story and *my* characters. This came from a well-known and fairly popular agent from a huge literary group. I think I counted 14 agents! Impressive, to me anyways!
She simply said my manuscript wasn't for her. and then she wished me the best. Yes, I am sad she didn't want to read more, but I am so appreciative of her compliments. I can make it through the next agent inquiry because of her nice remarks. (Thank you, Ms. Agent)
Waiting for the other replies, shooting the query letter in the backside:)