Trying to get an agent

I spent hours yesterday writing a Query letter to email to the agent who seemed most likely (according to the book.)  Typed out the whole synopsis, took a deep breath and hit SEND.  (They don’t accept paper submissions.)  It immediately said “Your email has failed permanently.”  No explanation, nothing.  I was crushed!  I don’t know what to do with this book. It’s my 3rd, my 2nd novel, and I’ve worked on it over 20 years off and on.  I thought I had it right but now I wonder.  That door was shut SLAM.  Maybe the book is not right yet.  I have doubts.  I know I could try another agent right away, but now I have these doubts.  There are parts of the novel that are so good I ask myself “Who wrote this??”  But other parts I feel are weak, yet necessary.  I am going to put it on the back burner til I know what to do.  Thanks for listening.  I was really really DOWN last night.  Better today.  I’m not going to let a novel steal my joy in life and in my Savior.  Mother Teresa said, “Don’t let anything so sadden you that you forget the joy of Christ Risen.”  Excellent advice! Beautiful lady.

5 thoughts on “Trying to get an agent”

  1. The odd thing is, Goddess, the words PERMANTLY FAILED (referring to the email) impacted me as if it were the agent’s reply. Which is wasn’t. But I was stunned and today I have been playing the piano, Chopin, Bach, etc. to get my mind off of it. I am bouncing back. Just not with the book quite yet. Thanks for your comment! Hugs!

  2. Thank you. I need to have faith too. So I will try. I am sure God will guide me. Thanks for your comment. I was playing a little known Nocturne; very sad. It was good therapy. (smile)

  3. I would keep trying…computers always mess up at the worst times possible, I experience it all the time 🙁 You probably felt so down because you have spent so long doing this! I’m sure it is great, keep trying 🙂 I’m glad you feel better about it now anyway but keep going 🙂

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