The Journey Begins for “Journey”

I bit the bullet and started searching for an agent for Sentimental Journey.

Having done all my research previously and compiled an optimistic twenty selections to start with, I sent the first one out yesterday. And ten hours later received my first rejection. It “does not seem right for our list,” said the message from the agent’s assistant. I really had done my homework, and thought it was similar to other books they’ve represented. But what do I know? Here we go again.

So this morning I sent email queries to the next five agents on my list, varying contents from just the letter, to five pages, synopsis for two, and one requesting synopsis plus 3 chapters, depending on what their website specified.

Time will tell how long before I collect additional rejections. No, scratch that – too negative. As Liza Minelli sings, “Maybe this time, I’ll be lucky….”

About Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. My last three novels, THE EYES HAVE IT, IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES and STAR CATCHING, are available in e-book format through Amazon and other formats by request here or on my website. AUTUMN COLORS was my first novel and is still available through Amazon and B&N in multiple formats. My early writings are women's fiction, one also suitable for YA. My work-in-progress is a historical fiction about the Armenians who settled in Troy, NY in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Come visit me at my website: www.dawnlajeunesse.com.
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2 Responses to The Journey Begins for “Journey”

  1. SandySays1 says:

    Don’t be discouraged if you get deluged with R’s. My human is a writer, been at it 17 years, has enough rejections to paper a house with, and has just recently began to get published. Endeavor to persevere!
    Sandy
    http://www.sandysays1.wordpress.com

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