Hi all! Today I have the honor of welcoming Katie Mills AKA the Creepy Query Girl to my blog. Katie’s blog is a great place to stop to find out all there is to query writing, including a view at the life of a query writer. So if you’re trying to go the traditional route, her blog is the place to go. Without further ado, here’s Katie!
When It’s Just Not Happening
You have requests! Woohoo!
Partial requests have you feeling hopeful! Full requests keep you up at night, for awhile…
Since I began querying, I’ve received around twenty requests for full manuscripts. And twenty times I kept hoping that someone would come back with a positive response.
And a few of them did – giving me positive or negative feedback.
And yet, I am still un-agented.
So what’s going on? What am I doing wrong?
You can’t be ‘the one’ for everyone. But you have to believe that your fairy god agent is out there.
Doubting yourself and your writing is normal. Wanting to give up is normal. When it just isn’t happening, you start to wonder if it ever will.
After all, at this point it seems forming fossils move faster than the publishing industry. Requests no longer bring any hope –just anticipation of the disappointment that comes with the inevitable rejection. Researching agents is torture. Sending out queries seems pointless.
Sometimes, the query process is just a blip on the radar for published authors.
Thanks so much for this encouraging post, Katie! It was great having you on my blog. So, ladies and gents, are you going the traditional route? Have you met with any sort of success? How do you deal with rejection?