It just takes one yes

I’m almost at the point where I feel I should stop talking about querying and rejections.   It’s time to focus on the positive, yes?  With Query Hell behind me, it’s time to retire the spreadsheet and move forward in this process. ...

The method to my madness

There’s a method to reading emails from agents, editors and publishers, and I’ve come to master it quite well. Here’s what I do when the special email address I set up specifically for submissions has(1) New Email: My heart immediately does a...

I’m back!

After ten days of Mexican sun, I am sad and happy to be home.  Vacations are good for the soul.  Unfortunately, the rejection mill doesn’t stop because one is taking a break from one’s life. I got a form rejection via email while I was lying by...

Obsession

Confession:  The problem with querying is that I never stop thinking about rejection. I think I may be masochistic.  And maybe a little bit twisted.  Because here’s another confession: The rejections make me feel kind of good. Not really, really...

Humble pie

Any day that I wake up with no rejections in my inbox is a good day. I’m starting to forget what it’s like to not be scared of my email. I don’t think I realized how much the rejections would bother me.  It’s true, they really only sting...