Holy crap, I just submitted my first query letter to an agent.
Holy crap. I hit the send button and immediately a wave of panic came over me. I’m seriously attempting to get an agent for my book? It’s too long. It doesn’t have a unique plot. Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap.
I can’t believe I hit the send button. No going back, now, though. I read through the agents blog for a while before I sent the letter. I made sure I only sent what the agent asked for. But now it’s a waiting game. I’m glad my goal for November is just one a day. If I have a panic attack every time I hit the send button there’s no way I can do more than one a day.
I know the likelihood of getting requests for pages or partials or (holy crap!) the full ms is slim, especially for the first couple of letters I send out, but the thought of rejection is still incredibly scary. But, on the bright side, most successful authors are rejected a ton of times before they get an agent or a publisher. So…
Let the rejection begin!
5 thoughts on “Holy Crap!”
Good for you, Rachel!!! Best of luck! 🙂
Thanks Corra, keep your fingers crossed for me!!!
Good luck! It’s all the waiting that’s irritating. And the not-helpful form rejection letters that tell you nothing, so you have no clue what to tweak.
Thanks. It’s not so bad yet, but I’m only on day three. I think around the month mark is when it’ll start getting frustrating if I haven’t heard back from anyone. We’ll see though, patience is not one of my strong points… haha
Are you going to be posting anymore Sapphire Reign soon?
I’m working on it. 🙂