Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Funny Valentine

Okay, it's a Hallmark holiday.  But it's still an opportunity to share your love, so Happy Valentines Day!

The rejections continue to pour in.  I received in interesting one the other day.  Evidently this particular agent had a bunch or responses printed that explain that due to the changes in the industry (and the volume of submissions), they aren't taking on new clients.  It's time to send out a new batch of queries, and I'm sensing that finding an agent is even more challenging than in the past.  This is still a labor that's worth the effort for me.  I still believe I can benefit from the expertise of someone who knows the ins and outs of the industry.  This isn't like travel agents, folks (yes, they still exist).  Maybe somewhere down the road literary agents will be as rare as travel agents, but I do believe there will always be a market for them.

This is the hard part.  The "Chumbawamba" part (I get knocked down/but I get up again).  I'm still plugging away.  Whoever said writing and getting published was easy?

1 comment:

  1. Interesting analogy. My mum still uses a travel agent, and they do serve a purpose. But our agents keep turning us away...? Not sure what that means.