8 thoughts on “Never tell me the odds”

  1. ecel­lent entry and pur­pose­ful, too. glad to know that the tip for call­ing loc­al pub­lic lib­rar­ies helped some. keep up the good work — and i’m glad you’re blog­ging. i received two of those SASE’s in my own hand­writ­ing just today — so it’s nice to get online and be reminded that oth­ers out there are exper­i­en­cing it too…where there will be rejec­tions though, even­tu­ally, there will be some accept­ances. 🙂
    ~katey
    http://www.livejournal.com/users/kateyschultz

  2. There’s cer­tainly noth­ing more depress­ing for a writer than the sight of our own hand­writ­ing on a brown, well-filled envel­ope. Sorry it didn’t work out with the Annette Green agency. By the way, thanks for men­tion­ing RANAM up above. Can we include Deja Vu?

    All the best — Roger.

  3. Sadly, this may be my fault, at least in part … David is my agent and has spent the last few months tire­lessly push­ing my first nov­el, a com­edy thrill­er, to pub­lish­ers only to get the uni­ver­sal and deeply frus­trat­ing response that humour isn’t “mar­ket­able”. But I can con­firm that he’s a lovely guy, and a true gent. Best of luck with the book!

    Adam

  4. I am cur­rently hawk­ing my second book around, fol­low­ing a hiatus of ten years since my first nov­el was rejec­ted by every agent I sent it to…it’s good to read some shared exper­i­ences of authori­al agony.

  5. David is my agent and as Adam said, he’s great: polite, sin­cere and he cares about the work, about the blood, sweat and tears. He also does not mis­lead and he can be very tough when neces­sary. If only there were more agents like this (some of the agen­cies I sent work to replied with rejec­tion let­ters headed ‘Dear Author.’)

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