Guess I’m my own worst critic…

Hey all! Today I’m at Tossing It Out, having tossed out some serious opinion on YA writing. Hope to see you there and read what you had to say!

In the meantime, I thought I’d do a short post about a dream I had:

I woke up and read my e-mails first thing as I always do. In it were two e-mails from agents. I clicked on the one I’ve been waiting for with bated breath, and this was the message. 

Dear Ms. Gericke, 

Wow, I have to say this. At the beginning of the query, I was quite keen on your story, but by the end of it, I’d lost all interest in ever meeting any of your characters.

(Agent name forgotten) 

I woke up smiling, quite grateful that I got either form rejections or nice let downs.

Any of you ever dream about queries you didn’t send yet?

24 thoughts on “Guess I’m my own worst critic…

  1. I wonder if any agent every sent out a rejection like that (or wanted to). I haven't sent out anything in so long, since I've decided to self-pub my work. So no rejection dreams by agents. Form letters and nice let downs are much better than that type of rejection. 🙂

  2. I don't think I am far enough along in the process that queries are rattling in my subconscious. However, that dream isn't surprising at all. It is an indicator of where you are.

  3. Yes. I had a dream once where I was getting preemptive rejection letters from agencies/publishers I'd never even submitted to. A “We just want you to know ahead of time that we're not interested” kind of thing.

    It was not a good morning.

  4. I haven't dreamed about rejections, but I think I remember a dream in which I accidentally had the wrong manuscript published, one that wasn't ready or as good as my best work. That must be an indication of my “am I good enough” anxiety. 😉

  5. Human, Misha,

    Indeed, you were over at Mr. Alphabet's site and yes, my human left one of his highly cherished comments.

    I note you write to an audience. That shows confidence and I know that you would never have such a dream become a reality.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! 🙂

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