Friday, July 30, 2010

SO Excited (Plus Another Rejection)!

Excited because I just bought two novels I'm insanely excited about. These are: ROCK PAPER TIGER by Lisa Brackmann (how could I resist the cover?) and SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce (again, this cover is so incredible I just HAD to get my hands on it!).

And yep, got another rejection. Number 28. It made me a little sad, I'll admit, but doesn't every rejection? :) I was really, really hoping this agent would say yes, too... But don't we all want every agent to say yes? Even just a partial request? Perhaps, if we're immensely lucky (does this even happen?), a full request?

Ah, well. It's not too bad. I'm having my query critiqued, and I'm revising my first pages just to make sure they're enticing enough, and enthralling enough, and amazing enough, and fantastic enough...

Um, maybe that's a little too much to mash and shove into the first roughly ten pages. But hey, I want to make sure I have the absolute BEST manuscript possible so when (hopefully) an agent gets his or her hands on it, they totally, undeniably ADORE it...and instantly call me up
and offer representation five seconds after receiving said manuscript.

Okay, I can dream. =)

So, yep, that's pretty much it. Two new books. One new rejection. A head filled with thoughts of how to revise, edit, query, blah blah blah... Anyway, if you'd like to purchase ROCK PAPER TIGER and/or SISTERS RED (which you most definitely should; aren't those covers immensely captivating?), I've posted the links to Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million below (just because I'm in a helpful mood!):

Until we meet again, happy writing! (You can see my photography skills are maddeni
ngly amazing in those two pictures. That wooden table really shows my artistic ability.) ;)


  1. I've got Rock, Paper, Tiger, on my list from Nathan Bransford's blog. I'll have to check out "The Sister's Red".

    Sorry to hear about your latest rejection, but just know you're doing the right thing. Keep perfecting, keep getting critiques, and most of all keep submitting.

    Are you participating in Writeoncon? Online conference for writers, aimed at kidlit, but open to anyone? A lot of agents are going to be participating. I'd check it out if I were you.

  2. I've actually never heard of Writeoncon, but I'll most definitely check it out because it sounds like something I could use.

    And I'll keep querying and getting critiques; I really do think there's an agent out there for me! :)

    Thanks for the comment!