Still waiting and unmotivated

Hello, I haven’t posted anything for awhile because I’ve been reading all of your postings.  I do get a lot of entertainment from them, so thank you, but I also waste a lot of time!
OK, it has been almost two months since I started querying.  As of today I have done 40 queries and have gotten 3 partial requests (2 of which earned me another punch on my Loserville card) and 21 rejections.  I am waiting on a response on a partial request, and waiting on 18 agents to respond.  Each day I get all excited to get home from work and use my precious two hours of quiet, kidless, husbandless house to work on my new story.  Then I find another reject in my Inbox and head straight to the couch to watch Days of Our Lives.  Today I actually made popcorn for lunch while I watched!  How can a person get motivated after daily deflation?
Other than that, I am happy for fall and Halloween and the blustery weather we have, which makes me want to bake, and eat it of course.  My baking is lazy now that I can’t have wheat/gluten anymore-I bought those pre-molded, pre-cut, jack oLantern stamped cookies for my kids to ‘make’ today.  They don’t taste good, but heck, they have sugar in them so of course I ate two (even though I am not supposed to have gluten).
My sugar rush did motivate me to send out 3 more queries though, and make compile my different list of agents to check out, in one spot.  Holy cow, there are at least 70 more.  Have a happy week everyone.


5 thoughts on “Still waiting and unmotivated

  1. william blake poet

    Hi buddy, your blog’ s draw up is unpretentious and unstained and i like it. Your blog posts are superb. Suit accumulate them coming. Greets!!!

  2. Oh I’ve definitely been there! It doesn’t matter how chipper you are. The minute that R appears in your inbox, everything suddenly goes dark and gray. Candy and cookies are must-haves.

    One way I tried to deal with the rejections was by seeing if the agent had anything helpful to say. If so, I’d do some tweaking and send out another query as soon as possible (sometimes even that same day). It helped me feel like things were at least moving in the right direction. Or, instead of sending another query, sometimes I’d channel all that frustration into writing. “Oh yeah, you don’t like my first book? Well, once I finish this amazing second book, you’ll be sorry you rejected me!”

    It’s hard to do, but if you can use that negative energy to get you right back to writing, it might help make the process a little less painful. Good luck!!

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