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11 April 2008 @ 10:58 am
I came to work this morning to find two writing related things in my inbox - one, a nice rejection from one of the agents I queried yesterday (I was expecting it, mostly. I was fairly sure DV would not be his kind of book, but his guidelines were open enough that hey, why not give it a shot?) And two, some wonderfully ego-boosting feedback for the Derek/Sarah fic I wrote.

The fact that these two showed up together, literally within minutes of one another, makes me wonder what the universe is trying to say, exactly.

I mean, I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

But sometimes i think if I could just find a fic reader who is also an agent and/or editor, this whole landing an agent thing could get so much easier...

Anyway, moving on, it's Friday, and I got to spend the morning in the doctor's office, getting my occupational health physical out of the way. It's not enough I've spent half my life in the last year sitting in doctors' offices, now work has to send me there, too? *sigh*

But hey, it's done, and I'm getting much better about my needle phobia. I think.

In the meantime, I have words to write today. The sun is shining, and I find myself wishing I could be at home, with the laptop, outside on our deck. :)
Current Mood: workingworking
Nu: book-serenity-hot as icequiet_rebel on April 11th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
I still give you many props for being so determined on finding an agent and never giving it up. Have you looked at Juno Books?

But sometimes i think if I could just find a fic reader who is also an agent and/or editor, this whole landing an agent thing could get so much easier...
Hee. I have the same kind of fantasy, but it also applies to TV writers who one day hear about my fanfic and go, "I want her to write for the show!" :D If only...
rhienellethrhienelleth on April 11th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I have looked at Juno Books before. Not sure why I didn't follow through and submit. *submits*

This qualifies as my first submission of DV to an actual editor vs. an agent.
Nuquiet_rebel on April 11th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
-peartreealley on April 11th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the Juno submission!

I've looked at them as a potential publisher for the novel I'm submitting to agents right now, but I want to see if it has a shot with the "big" publishing houses first.

Not that I'm having much luck with that, either ;)
-peartreealley on April 11th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
alg was a fic reader/editor. I think her replacement is as well, although I couldn't say for sure.

rhienellethrhienelleth on April 11th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
True. But she didn't read fic in any of the fandoms I write, and her replacement does not appear to enjoy the genre(s) I write, alas.

"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on April 11th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Have a great writing day!

(So I can have more crack. It's really all about me, you know.)


PS - Here is the page with the interviews with J.R. Ward. http://videos.lifetimetv.com/?fr_chl=494e8bc8fd79bf6af979ac2adde10a0fbea1c318

Sadly you'll have to scroll down to the list of videos, and then go three pages in. I guess the interviewer wasn't what I remember! Guess I need to get the noggin checked!
Cassandrageekturnedvamp on April 14th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Here from friendsfriends. I personally know a couple of agents who read fanfiction, one of whom encourages people to mention it in their query letters, and of several more editors who do... I have no idea what your novel is about, but if you want you can email me at my username at yahoo and I can tell you if they represent/acquire what you write.