Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Update: Rejection Dejection

In the couple of hours since I last blogged my querying journey, one agent emailed me for a partial and another for a full. Both are big names for what that's I am excited and even hopeful. Until, of course, the rejections start rolling in and I crawl away to lick my wounds.


Sujatha said...

Crossing my fingers!

Sher said...

I'm going to sacrifice three chocolate Santas in your name to appease the publishing gods.

Sujatha said...

OK, I have no clue how the publishing world works, but what about Roli?

Jawahara Saidullah said...

Sujatha, I think to really make a career as a novelist it's very important (at least to me) to sell my book in the US and/or the UK. And to get a decent shot at it, I need to find an aggressive agent. Since my previous agent and I parted ways, I am back to square one.

Once an agent signs me on, then we proceed to finding publishers. And that's when the real heart-break of rejection begins.

Having a US/UK agent and a deal on this side of the world establishes some long-term credibility that just having a book published in India doesn't do. Of course, I will continue to be in touch with Roli. Don't want to burn any bridges.