Monday, August 22, 2011

And the agent said . . .

No. Poop.

After a year and a few months of revising and more revising and one phone call and some emails and A LOT of hoping I got the verdict from Jennifer Weltz of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency and it's a no.  Ms. Weltz was very helpful and very professional and I learned so much from my interaction with her and except for the end result wouldn't have changed a thing about the experience.

I'm struggling through a crisis of doubt right now, but I think I'm coming out the other side because I've already compiled a list of new agents to query and I spent last night dusting off my query and synopsis.

So back on the query-go-round for me.  I can't say I'm delighted to be there, but it is what it is, so I might as well make the best of it.

On a lighter note, I'm reading Divergent by Veronica Roth and am LOVING it.  If you like dystopian YA fiction with a lot of action and an edge this is the book for you.  It's one of those books that I want to burn through to find out what happens as soon as possible, but I don't want to read it too fast because then it will be done.  Happily, though, this is only book one of a trilogy, so I don't have to restrain myself too much.

How about you guys?  Did any big news come your way since last Monday?  Have you or are you reading any books you'd like to reccomend because heaven knows I'm always on the lookout for a good book.


Sarah said...

Oh, Angie, that's rough. Sounds like you did a lot of work, but sometimes it's not the right fit. Best of luck with querying!

Anne Gallagher said...

I'm sorry you got a no. That just sucks. But like Sarah said, it may be the best thing for you. She may not be your best agent after all.

Best of luck with other agents. Keep on keeping on. I'm pulling for you.

Old Kitty said...

Angie!! Lovely Angie!! I'm sorry to hear about this agent saying no after over a year. I can only imagine what you are going through. All I can say is that your novel must be well on its way to being published and just needs the right agent. It will find a good home - you've worked much too hard for this - it will happen!! Hang on in there!!!!!!! Onwards and upwards for you!! Hugs!! Take care