Monday, June 29, 2009


One of the worst parts of being an author is sending a query and getting a reply that says something like:

"Your idea sounds great, but it's just not what we're looking for"


"You have to develop this more before it could ever be seen as a proposal for a novel."

They try to be really nice, but it always hurts. Think about it, your writing as an Author is like your baby! No one wants to hear someone say something bad about your baby, or not think it's just the most amazing baby in the world! It's very hard to go through your day after that. It's just a downer to get rejected for something you worked so hard on.

Just remember, Never ever give up! You you have the will to get published, you will find someone to do it. Either you can do it yourself, through self publishing, or you can try to get a publishing company to like your work, or you find yourself an agent!

Now each of these rodes are long and hard ones, but getting a literary agent is a good idea.

I, myself, tried self-publishing. It can get hard and marketing isn't easy. If you don't have the money for it, you'll never get anywhere.

At the moment I am waiting on replies from a few different agencies, I hope at least one of them thinks it is a good idea, even if they themselves can not work with it. I don't plan on giving up, though, if they don't like it. I plan on editing until my eyes burn out and my fingers are raw. I know that sounds a bit gruesome, but that's what we do. We write, we edit, we write, we edit, we edit, edit edit, write, edit, submit, edit, edit, edit x1000 just to try and make it the best we can.

We strive for perfection, but perfection doesn't exist, so we'll strive forever!

While waiting, i decided to talk about any information i may have to help my fellow authors!

The following links are just a few sites that you can find agents on.

Now I know there are millions {maybe not millions but hundreds or thousands at least} more sites out their to help you out, but these are just a few that I, personally, have used.

Now, i know we all want to find an agent, but it's hard right? Well I might not know all of them, but I have submitted to a few agents, and though they didn't accept me as a client, they were very kind and helpful. Here are a few blogs everyone should go to, even if it's just to find out about agents in general!

This following link is an agent or agency but it can be very helpful in writing!

Some of the agents above have myspaces', so I'll post those as well.

I know I've posted a lot of links today, so I'll finish off the links with this section. These links are to help you understand all the writing/agent/publisher lingo out there. I know I needed them at first, and I still use them to brush up on things!

There are others, but these are helpful for a start and I don't want to over load anyone with information!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, i hope we all meet in the publishing circle of the world!

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