Hello Kiddies! Remember when I told you guys about the agent I was referred to by one of her professional clients? And that she had it on an exclusive basis? Well, I received my rejection via snailmail last week! :*( I was kind of bummed at first but then I realized that this was one agent’s opinion.
I realized that she does not normally represent urban fantasy, so my series may not appeal to her senses. My series leans more towards horror fantasy. Most of my work leans towards horror in general, if it must be categorized. I am just a writer, I’ll allow everyone else to place my work in little heart-shaped boxes! :*)
Once, one of my favorite horror authors, Tananarive Due, sent me an e-mail asking me had I received my wallpaper of rejections. Of course my answer was ‘no.’ She mentioned that several rejections are par for the course and to expect many in this business. I only have a small handful of rejections thus far for my dark urban fantasy series, so I have already compiled my list of agents who represent what I write, and they are a grand group of agents. I have been looking over my query and synopsis to ensure once again that everything is correct. When my tinkering is done, I will then e-mail and snailmail said queries.
All writers experience rejection during the querying process, but do not allow it to dissuade you from your ultimate goal of publication. If you are good at what you do, someone will take notice; that is all! :*)