Twice Rejected, Euphoric Progress

Querying is...going.
  • 53 queries sent
  • 26 form rejections
  • 1 partial request (rejection)
CRAZIEST RESPONSE YET? I sent one query to a certain agent and got a form rejection letter. A week or so later, I got the same rejection letter, sent again. I got rejected twice. If that doesn't damage a writer's ego, I don't know what will. :)

I haven't sent any for several days, choosing to focus on my WiP. I've spent so much time on said WiP that my hours are that of a part-time job (15-16 hours this past week). And I love how it's coming along. I don't know that I've ever had so much passion for an MS. I've never had this much belief in the story, this much dedication to making it just right. (Now I know how I was supposed to feel about the MS I'm querying.) There are surreal moments where I look at the sentence and think, "I wrote that. I wrote that. I put the words together to create just that tone. I turned that phrasing just so to make the emotion be felt. I created it." It's hard to explain. I don't think I've ever felt this euphoria before, and definitely never for this long. It's beautiful.


Paula said...

Congrats on the new MS. You have the right idea, keep writing, girl!!!

Abigail Hartman said...

Which publishing houses have you queried for "Stratagem"? I'm collecting the names of fantasy-accepting publishing houses, too; one published novel down, another to go!

I love those times where everything seems perfect as you write, or read what you've already written; those times where you can hardly believe that you wrote what it is you're reading. Of course there are the other times where nothing seems right, but the love of writing counteracts the depression of the moment.