Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Move Over and Make Room for Me

Okay-- I am officially in the ranks of those rejected by an agent! I got my first one today by email--all of one sentence.

But what is wonderful is I am fine about it! (That surprises me.) Now had I gotten this news last week, it might have been another story--I doubt if I could have taken much more disappointment then but God knows how much we can handle, doesn't He? And He prepares us and pulls us up when we need it even on this rocky road to publication.

I promised myself I would be honest on this blog journey--and I am glad I can be about this. Did I want it? Of course--you know it-- but not as much as I want and need other things right now in my life.

It's all about timing and today wasn't the time. But who knows what tomorrow will bring?


Janna Qualman said...

Hugs for that first rejection, even if it doesn't sting as much as you might have expected.

And you have a great outlook! Keep it up. :)

Ang said...

You are so very correct...He knows how much we can handle and prepares us. So sorry about the rejection letter or should we call it "not right now" letter.

Barbara said...

I love your attitude!!!!!

Jessica said...

Oh, I'm glad you're okay! :-) Rejections are tough but all you need (out of the queries) is one yes. Keep trucking, girl!
btw, yes, I'm a fellow Floridian and yes I posted on ACFW about the blog tour. LOL Trying to herd some commenters my way.
:-) Have a great night, knowing God has his wonderful plans for you!

Robin Lambright said...

Hey there, I finally had a moment to stop by and leave you a comment. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I commend you on your pesuit of becomming a writer. I have been getting comfortable with this call that writing has on my life over the last few years. I have several writing projects in the works but nothing near ready for submitting to a publisher or searching out agents.
I think my blog was a step to try to help me get over the fear of sharing what i write with others as well as a tool to get me used to trying to write something on a regular basis. I love your idea about a writers group, I have been tossing around the idea of starting one in my community, but I am not sure my schedule would permit me to add one more thing right now.
In any even I wanted to stop over and say hi!
I look forward to reading more of your posts and hearing about your journey towards becoming published.

Jenna said...

Awesome attitude!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Hang in there girlfriend! The best is yet to be! Rejection hurts, but it can be a learning experience to make the next submission an acceptance!

Renee Collins said...

Way to go for staying positive! That rejection is just proof that you are really doing it. :)

D. Gudger said...

Bummer. Keep sending stuff out - better yet, if you could attend a conference, meet face to face. More agents are doing to the face to face thing.