Taking it on the chin

April 29, 2007 at 12:47 pm (A Royale Pain, agent search, Book One, book stuff, Book Two, celise downs, GQ, Party Gurl, The Company, The Series)

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so celise received Rejection #37 yesterday. this was from an agent that requested, like, the first 50 pages or something. the first time. and then she requested the full manuscript!

sigh.

they passed. it’s not anything she hasn’t heard before, y’know?

 “…in many sections, the level of description went too far to keep the novel moving along at the right speed…”

for all you agents out there, she’s working on it. really. but there were some good points, too. she liked me. she really liked me. and she thought Party Gurl and GQ were hysterical. so true. my friends are total riots. but she also thinks celise is a great writer (i do, too. i mean, she wrote about me, didn’t she?) and would be happy to take a second look when it’s been revised. as well as other projects.

like I said, she’s working on it. she knows what has to be done and getting reminder letters about it is probably like tap dancing on a nerve.

in May, she’s going to start writing Book Two. first draft only, of course, and she’s determined to finish it by 11/01. i’ll keep you posted on how she’s doing. its going to be a little difficult for her because she’s not used to deadlines, but she’s going to try real hard. and i’ll help her by kicking her in the boo-tay when she starts slackin’.

ive been so ready for my next assignment to start. i think i did pretty well my first time out, even when i had some unexpected–and unwanted, at first–help. i got to be pampered at a spa for almost a whole day. a high-class spa that famous people visit. they were having some problems, but as you know, i was on the case and wouldnt you know it? problems be-gone.

so, assignment #2. all celise will tell me is that it has something to do with a coffee shop. I don’t particularly like coffee. i prefer tea. chai tea if you wanna get specific. Either way, this should be interesting. hell, i work for The Company. ‘Uninteresting’ is not in their vocabulary.

(rubbing my hands together with glee). im ready, Ms. Author Lady. bring it.

cmon, come in. im on the case.

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1 Comment

  1. Gypsy Psychic said,

    Hey, Draven.

    Be sure you tell Celise that 37 rejections are NOTHING in this business. Hell, my creator, Diana Holquist had more agent rejections than that! (Oops, I don’t think I was supposed to tell that.) Diana has an agent friend that once told her a story about a group of agents that meets every year in NYC at a skanky bar and drinks way too much beer and thinks about the life that could have been.

    Who are they?

    The agents who rejected John Grisham.

    They joined a club. The losers club. Hah!

    That’s what Diana just kept thinking about when rejection after rejection came her way.

    All Celise need is one. Your story is awesome and YA is on fire. She’ll find her one if she just keeps on writing….

    I know. I’m psychic about these things: the ones that work hard succeed.

    Love and magic kisses–

    Gypsy Psychic

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