Monday, April 23, 2012

Shut up brain.

Today I sent out about 13 queries, so of course I can't sleep. Why is it so nerve racking? Every time my outlook beeps to let me know I got a new email, my heart drops into my stomach! And 99% of the time, it has nothing to do with my queries I sent out. However, I did get one form rejection a whopping hour after it was sent. At least she was fast. That's always nice.

What bugs me the most is the whole "no response" thing. I know more and more agents have been adapting the "no response=no" philosophy, but that doesn't make me hate it any less. I understand that they might adopt it because of the vast amount of submissions they get, but what I dislike is the fact they won't respond because some jerks send an unprofessional, mean lash out after being rejected. If you get a rejection, deal with it. Everyone gets rejected. It's unprofessional and rude to send a harsh response back to the agent because of it! It ruins the process for the rest of us. Personally, I'll take a yucky form rejection over a no response any day. And even though I'm new to the writing game, I would never dream of sending a rude email to an agent.


  1. You are suffering from a disease I've talked about on my blog called OIRX.

    Good luck with this, it's hard.

  2. I'm so with you on the no response thing. Something I didn't know until I signed with my agent: sometimes editors have a no response policy, even when your work is submitted by an agent!

    I don't mind this as much (yeah, I do, what am I saying?) because at least I'm 99.9% sure the editor got my ms from my agent. I remember how much it KILLED when I sent a query and never heard back - what if she didn't get it? What if she meant to request the full but my email got lost in the shuffle? What if, what if, what if?

    HANG IN THERE! You only need one yes!