Hey everyone! Things are going pretty well in Starving Writer Land. As I said in my previous post, I finished my latest revision on Opus Aria. I am proud of what I’ve written and have decided to start submitting it to literary agents. I’ll get back to that point in the main part of this post.
I helped out at taekwondo this weekend at a black belt test. I am confident in my abilities now and I’m deciding that I will be testing to 2nd degree at the next test. I wish I had been able to this weekend, but I’m okay with waiting.
I’m working on getting my work into cloud storage. I use yarny.me, which is a wonderful program. I would use it more as an actual word processor if it had the option for italics. I use italics a lot, especially in the Opus books. Italics denote when something is said in one’s mind (like when speaking to an AI). My desktop is almost completed. Yay!
As I said before, I started submitting to literary agents this past week. Its a very exciting and pretty tedious process. I didn’t think writing a synopsis would be so difficult. It took me most of yesterday to write it.Anyway, I submitted to a few literary agencies on Thursday or Friday. The ones that only required query letters and excerpts versus a full synopsis. Most of the agencies list a time frame for their response. Most say about a month or more. The quickest I saw listed was a week. So I was very surprised to see a response sitting in my inbox on Saturday evening.
I held my breath. It was unlikely to say yes, but you never know, I could be lucky.
I opened the email and read it. It was very polite and said that the project wasn’t right for them.
I was disappointed, but fine. The worst thing a literary agent can say is no. Which, yes, they did say no. If anything, them saying no makes me more determined. I’m sure its the first of many nos. But as they said, it only takes one yes.
Who else has dealt with rejection?
I will be doing some more regular blogs. I still have that planned Anime that’s Awesome. I might do some Manga that’s Magnificent or something like that as well. I also have an Avoiding Bad Fanfiction post in the works.