Query wars: Ouch and double ouch

I don’t care what people say, nicely worded rejections DO hurt less. I got a one-two agent punch in the head today – back to back rejections. One on a full request and one on a partial.

They both said the writing was good, but it’s not a right fit for them or the market. One of them used the term “extremely well written.” A crumb, but a tasty one. Got the same response from a pie-in-the-sky full request a couple of weeks ago.

I’m still holding out hope that if the writing is phenomenal (I have a lot more work to do on that front) then someone will overlook the fact that there’s not a huge market for Asian themed romance and take a chance on a kid like me. 🙂

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  1. Michelle (MG) Braden
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 15:16:09

    “Extremely well written” is a fantastic response! Seriously, keep sending it out. Someone will take a chance on the market if the writing is that good. I believe in you!

  2. jeannielin
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 22:32:40

    Thanks MG! I definitely needed the pick me up.

  3. Dara
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 10:56:16

    Perhaps your book will be the one to make a market rush for Asian themed romance. 🙂

    You’ll find an agent soon, I’m certain.

  4. jeannielin
    Mar 03, 2009 @ 08:36:47

    One can hope!

    Good luck in your writing adventures as well.