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 worth...so I am excited and even hopeful. Until, of course, the rejections start rolling in and I crawl away to lick my wounds.

4 comments:

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.