15th December 2010

Woke up in the night to some great news – the agent who requested a partial wants to see more! Of course he wants to wait until I’ve finished the current round of revisions, but he was really encouraging in his comments, and it sounds like he’s already thinking about where he might place it,…

2nd December 2010

Life has decided to throw another alarming attack of serendipity at me again. Having said numerous times that I wasn’t in any hurry to get an agent, I came home yesterday to discover an announcement that one of my shortlisted agencies had re-opened briefly for submissions. Unlike a lot of UK agencies, these guys like…

28th November 2010

This week has been mostly an “up” week, thankfully. I did get an agent rejection on Saturday, a rather bland “did not quite ‘click’ with us” letter, but owing to progress on other fronts, I’m not in a tearing hurry to get an agent right now. The progress in question is that after a month…

20th September 2010

Back in April I blogged about how nice it was to get a personalised rejection, and so far, my opinion hasn’t changed. Today I got my first agent rejection, and I guess I ought to be down-hearted, but when it’s a positive personalised message rather than a form rejection, it’s hard to be totally discouraged….

19th September 2010

Well, I’m home and just about recovered after an exhausting but exhilarating FantasyCon. Even more excellent than last year (apart from the hotel, of which the less said the better…). As expected, I met up with some old friends from last year, and made some new ones. A word of advice: if you can possibly,…

20th April 2010

Today I got my first rejection in ages, and I was just so pleased. No, really. OK, so I’m disappointed I didn’t sell the story, but after a sale, the second best response is a positive, personalised message from the editor. Here’s what he said: Unfortunately, I’m going to have to pass. This was a…