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Still chugging my way uphill. 🙂

This part of the journey has been shared here to keep up spirits of other writers doing as I am.  The query process is difficult For everyone.   Rachel Vincent, my critique partner, said on her blog that I would either have the best sort of Christmas present or need lots of comfort food.  Uh, I’ve gained some weight if that tells you anything. <g>

Yes, there are times, when I find it difficult to keep up my own spirits, but I haven’t given up and I won’t. 

This has been a week for movement.  First of all, I sent out another two e-queries and had a request for a partial within hours on one.  I’m not sure, but it could have been an automated response, but it did have my title… This was to a lady I met at the conference and I’ve heard excellent things about this agency.  I hesitated at first because I worried my work might be a bit dark for their tastes, but I attended one of their workshops and was very impressed, so my fingers are crossed.  They’ve done wonderful things for a friend of mine.

I also received a rejection I found particularly difficult.  This was through a friend’s recommendation and they had seemed excited.  Oddly enough, this rejection was the kindest sort of no.  Full of positive words like talented and brilliant and other such wonderful adjectives… in fact, my poor heart picked up beat through the list of positive aspects, but it was still a no. 

DOTT is a different sort of concept, so I knew I might have trouble selling the idea going in.  I still believe the story is strong.  Just different.   I may write to them again and see if they’d be interested in rewrites.    Plus, I do have other manuscripts to offer. 😉

So, at this time, I have five agents who still have partials and I’ve had five say no.