Hi all! Just checking in to let you know what’s happening with the queries I sent out. I’ve received two polite rejections so far. I figure they’re a plus, since they didn’t specify: “…and don’t you EVER send us any more of your crappy so-called writing!”
I had sent out six queries to agents, plus one directly to a publisher, ECW Press. All Canadian. The rejections came from one agent plus ECW. So I still have five queries floating around out there.
In case any of you aren’t up to speed on exactly what was being rejected, it is the memoir I finished writing and revising a couple of months ago, called Surviving Hollywood North: Crew Confessions of an Insider. It’s about the decade I spent working on films and TV shows as a script coordinator. You’d want to read it, wouldn’t you? 🙂
It’s only been three to four weeks since I sent out the queries, so I still have lots more time… to be rejected. Hey, I’m being realistic. I think the odds on a newbie, me, getting published the ‘traditional’ way are stacked against me. In this case, the house (my house) doesn’t always win.
If I don’t get an agent or publisher – and I will continue to send out queries to more of them, but I’m thinking, just in case – I will go the self-publishing route as have so many others, via Amazon. I will console myself with the fact that Andy Weir’s The Martian was self-published!
Meanwhile, I’m still wrangling an outline for my Greek saga. Details to come. You can get a taste of what you’re in store for by reading my blog post, Greece: Episode Two – I knocked harder.
See you anon!
P.S. – This is my 200th post on my WordPress blog! Waho0!!!