Friday, May 4, 2012

R&R&R&R

As I do believe I've mentioned before, I don't believe in fairy tales.

One of these days, I may have to alter that statement, but though I am an unflinching optimist in most other walks of life, my realism is my armor when it comes to submitting my work. I started querying my first novel in February 2010, and I had visions of signing my contract before my 22nd birthday in late March. It's been over two years since that first query, and since then I have learned how to take a more measured approach. The submission process is full of rejections and disappointments, after all.

But once in a while, a girl just has to celebrate. It is somewhat hard to celebrate when my work computer keeps crashing every time I try to load a .gif, but I will substitute wacky colors instead.

~*I GOT ANOTHER EDITORIAL LETTER YESTERDAY*~

Whew. Okay. Now that I got THAT out of my system...

We all know about the R&R, or 'revise and resubmit.' This is an R&R&R&R, or a 'revise and resubmit and revise and resubmit.' And you guys, editorial letter #2 is awesome. I wish I had taken a video of my reactions while reading it to put on YouTube; I was sort of worried that someone would come over to my desk and ask what I was doing! In any case, I am beyond thrilled with Secret Agent Man's feedback, and ready to get back to work.

In any case, a huge thank you to all of you for your support, and stay tuned for the continued saga...

7 comments:

  1. Yay for you! And I understand the optimism...except when it comes to submitting. Armor is necessary, but so are rainbow words when you're getting your second editorial letter from an amazing agent. I can't wait to buy Hungry Ground--and all the books you write after! :)

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  2. Thank you so much, Brenda! Best of luck in the Writer's Voice - I'm sure you'll have a coach (or two or three) clamoring to snatch your MS up!

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  3. Yay editorial letter! I'm doing an R+R per agent's request and I've realized the worst that comes out of it is she doesn't like it. I know I have a better book. *nods*

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    1. That's exactly my take on it, Rachel. Best of luck! Here's hoping to hear good news from you soon! :)

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  4. that's great news! I had one of those this past winter but unfortunately I couldn't give her what she wanted. Fingers crossed for you!

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    1. Thank you so much~! I'm so sorry to hear that, though - the worst rejections are the ones where you get sooo close. Fingers crossed that you'll find The One before long!

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