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I think I can officially call myself

a real writer. I just got my first rejection letter (email.) Yay? (It was the guy that was friends with my agent. ETA: my FILM agent. I do not have a book agent, that's who sent the rejection.) It said "we're going to pass but we wish you luck." Much nicer than "LOLOLOL, RU kidding me? USUCK." which is what I was almost expecting. :)

Stiff upper lip'd, sallying forth, and making sure I actually corrected the type-o I just found in my submission package. *head desk* And soothing my wounded spirit with some homemade pumpernickel bread.

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mumsisdaughter
May. 3rd, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
Commiserations. Keep trying.
a2zmom
May. 3rd, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
He's going to kicking himself when your book not only sells but makes scads of money.
tidbit2008
May. 3rd, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
*offers hugs* I agree with a2zmom, he'll eat his humble pie later.
poshcat
May. 3rd, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Congratuations! You've already come farther than a ton of writers who never get past the first chapter. That's a lot to be proud of. xoxoxo

Anyway, who wants to be one of those writers who slams out one book and immediately gets their dream agent, who sells it at auction to a major publisher for six figures and then it gets made into a movie starring Robert Downey Jr. who gets a best actor Oscar for the role???


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::hands you bottle of booze::
stoney321
May. 3rd, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Ahahahahahaha, you're awesome. Yeah, like I'd want THAT to happen.
cappy
May. 3rd, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Don't give up. I don't know a single soul who hasn't got that first rejection letter. And a second. And a third. And so on. You've got an agent. That's half the battle.
stoney321
May. 3rd, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
No, no, I don't have a BOOK agent. My FILM agent knew one and gave him a head's up, that's what happened.
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a_mistletoe
May. 3rd, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Meh. What does he know about publishing if he rejected you? He can be sorry for all eternity.
dovil
May. 3rd, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
What cappsize said. Plus you just know that the guy smelled like doody. Do you want to be involved with someone like that? No!
darlas_mom
May. 3rd, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
You're on the way!

Read this while you enjoy your pumpkin bread: http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/10+Hidden+Gifts+Of+Rejection+Letters.aspx
kita0610
May. 3rd, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. You're a writer!
entrenous88
May. 3rd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
So sorry! But you know, the first hurdle passed, he expressed interest, and you are that much closer, you know? *hugs*
stoney321
May. 3rd, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
<3

You know what I'm finding goes well with rejection? A Bordeaux and some port-aged cheddar. Who knew? ;)
cityphonelines
May. 3rd, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Well fuckity fuck. But! At least you are a real writer. Now go get smashed in a dark room, like all real writers do. ♥
chantal87
May. 3rd, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry babe.
*hugs*
secondalto
May. 4th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Keep going, you'll probably have a pile before you get accepted. *hugs*
chrryblssmninja
May. 4th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
they do not understand your genius.
stoney321
May. 4th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
Me, neither. ;)
fishsanwitt
May. 4th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
::hugs:: sweetie.
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