I’ve been meaning to share with you all for a few weeks, now (but got sidetracked by my dog’s health–she’s doing okay enough again)–I now have an agent who I’m absolutely thrilled with! I love her. She responds quickly to all my emails, she is understanding and patient and sharp when it comes to business. She negotiated things beautifully for me.
And what’s neat (to me) is that I got her after she rejected one of my manuscripts. She wrote me such a wonderful long encouraging rejection letter, telling me how much she loved my writing and was sorry she had to pass on that manuscript. She really stood out to me–her enthusiasm for my writing, her kindness and lovely personality. So when I got an offer for one of my manuscripts(Scars), I wrote her. And I am SO glad I did. (I actually first wrote another agent who’d been recommended to me by another agent, and that was not a good experience. So I am very, very happy to be working with someone who feels good to me on many levels.)
It feels so good to have another person on my side. Someone I know I can work with–who I feel good about on an emotional and business level. I knew that was important, but I didn’t know how important until I had a negative experience. Any way–I’m happy! I’m excited about it! And I wanted to share that.
So–you can get an agent–or a publisher–even after you’ve been rejected by them. If the rejection letter shows promise or interest, and you like the feel of them–keep the letter around. You never know what it might lead to. 🙂