Tuesday, June 15, 2010

query log

I started keeping one this year. It's pretty simple. It just lists the date, who I queried, what I queried, and the response - if any. I'm actually still waiting for a few replies from last year if you can believe it. Anyway, in the last six months I've received the following comments from various agents (I'll paraphrase); declined but send something else, found query intriguing, found the writing engaging, said the rejection had nothing to do with my strengths as a writer but rather due to the needs of agency.

Hmm, I think I'm beginning to notice a trend...


  1. Hang in there. I've heard we're supposed to have enough rejections to paper our bathroom. I'm just going to start the process soon and expect similar responses.

  2. Marcy, love the new look. It is so you. Trend...their loss. Keep going. We need to re-connect. Exchange again??

  3. I can sooo relate. Some days are better than others, no? We just have to hang in there and believe. I say that knowing how difficult it is. I'm in a little bit of a funk myself right now. I try to be optimistic but sometimes the rejections are overwhelming. Hang in there girlfriend:)


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