Thursday, 8 October 2009

Ahhhhh, if only every Rejection made me feel this good!

Dear Debs,

Many thanks for letting me see this. I really enjoyed reading it. You're obviously a good writer, and I think this story has lots of potential. But I also think that as it stands it has a few flaws. In the hope that you'll find it useful, I've jotted down some notes (attached) about what I felt wasn't working (and some of the things that did). They’re in no particular order…

I realise there are rather a lot of negative comments there, but I hope you'll understand that I wouldn't have written them if I didn't genuinely like your writing.

You may well not feel you want to tackle a rewrite of DOUBLE HISTORY, which I'd completely understand. But if you do, or if you're still looking for an agent when you finish HALF A WORLD, I'd be delighted to hear from you again.

With best wishes,

The Lovely Lovely Agent Person I sent the full Manuscript to 3 weeks ago.
I *heart* her.


See? I can write! She says so. So ne-er!

6 comments:

Jacqueline Christodoulou said...

Debs, that's fantastic news! You are on your way!

Debs Riccio said...

You think, Jacquie?

Deb said...

Ooo, how exciting, Debs. Well done. She must have really liked it otherwise she wouldn't have gone to all that trouble and asked to you resubmit. Make the suggested changes (but keep a copy of the original too) then resubmit whilst it's still fresh in her mind. Very well done.

The Pineapple Tart said...

I speak as a writer who knows rejection - this is a very good letter! All my rejections are "thank you but NO thank you"
Also, I loved your post about Sainsbury's...

Debs Riccio said...

Thanks Anne, it WAS a lovely rejection, wasn't it?
And glad you enjoyed Sainsbury's - don't we all?!

writtenwyrdd said...

That's an excellent rejection, as rejections go.