Wednesday, February 4, 2009


So, today I received more rejection letters. The ninth for The Ultimate Evil and the first for Khaladin. This is the third time my dream agent has rejected me. Maybe it's just not meant to be.

Anyway, I've begun to wonder just what a person has to do to break into this industry. It's harder than becoming an actress. You can be an actress even if you never get a speaking part. But with writing you're either published or you're not. Simple. That's they way it works.

So, I sound a little depressed right now, but I'm OK. This isn't the first time this has happened to me, and I know it won't be the last. I've got to build up a tough skin if I want to go into this industry and I know I can do it. My chin is still up! :D

OK, my little venting session is over. On the bright side, I got Help! My Parents Are From Outer Space! back from my second Beta and she enjoyed the story and gave me some fabulous comments. Now it's on to more edits and agent hunting. :D


Ian said...

Cheer up! :)

Maybe you won't get your dream agent but so what ... you might find one thats better anyways ... who knows .

Just don't get discouraged , whether or not you get published you're still a writer and you still enjoy what you do. Even if you don't go mainstream for a while thats fine , I mean some of the best authors or musicians ... ect ect are the undiscovered ones.

Just have fun doing what you love and you won't need validation to be happy ... and it will probably be at that point when you will get an agent. :)

Madison said...

Thanks, Ian! I'm fine now, sending out even more queries! :D

deltay said...

Aww, that's too bad. Cheer up though, keep trying!

And it's great that you got fab comments from your beta :)

Madison said...

Thanks! And it really is, isn't it?

Kerstin said...

Hi. New here, but I wanted to tell you that I've been reading a ton of author websites and just about every single one of them has said they got out and networked at local events and even national ones. Once they started putting their face in front of agents and editors, they had moderately better success.

Good luck to you!

Madison said...

Thanks! :D