Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Back to Square One
So my very first full request ended in rejection. And not just any rejection, but a push-button form rejection with no feedback at all.
Sigh. The rejection itself didn't surprise me, but the lack of commentary did. The agent had seemed genuinely excited to read my story, so the run-of-the-mill "thanks but no thanks" felt like an extra kick in the pants.
I immediately got back on the query horse, but folks, this probably wasn't such a good idea. I was exhausted and depressed, and the Full R came on the heels of my 8 billionth negative pregnancy test (yes, I'm exaggerating, but it really does feel like that many). And you know what happened?
I made my first Big Querier Boo Boo. I got distracted, and instead of addressing the query Dear Ms. Agent, I addressed it Dear Ms. Last Name of the Agency Name. Oops.
If I didn't know any better, I'd say my Full R set off a flurry of bad luck. Because once it came, another FOUR query rejections followed on its heels after more than a week of radio silence. Exactly what you want when you've just had your hopes crushed, right?
But it's like I told the lovely Leigh Ann: if it's going to rain, it might as well pour.
Do you agree, peeps? Would you rather have all your rejections blast in like a hurricane, or endure a light but steady drizzle?