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Hi, welcome to my blog, I am a writer of short stories, children's and YA novels . An acceptance from People's Friend finally made me a published writer! Yeah, happy days! I have since had stories published in The Weekly News and The Last Laugh anthology. My main love is writing children's/YA novels...I'm now enduring a fruitless search for an agent... I also draw and paint, I like to draw animals (usually my adorable crazy cats!)Occasionally famous people and motorcycles.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Attempt No. 2

Thank you all for your kind words about the dreaded submission dither!
Anyway I finally did it on Friday, but got an email from Ms. Agent straight back, saying sorry it wasn't for them, although it had some 'nice' points. She spoke of the increasingly competitive market and the need for her to feel a high level of conviction about a story.
Oh well, at least she got back to me quickly, I suppose they know exactly what they want and my story just wasn't 'it'. Not this time anyway. Well, not to be disheartened I am about to send elsewhere.
I was of course disheartened, especially after reading a very cyncial (or realistic) post elsewhere about the chances of having a debut children's novel published. They were miniscule. Well ok, I know it's hard, highlu unlikely even and incredibly competitive, but some people make it, and you have to at least try your best don't you?
So, an email sub is flying out to 2nd Ms.Lovely Agent. Fingers crossed :)


  1. Oh FINGERS CROSSED at this end too!!

    Good luck and YAY!! for you for sending your story to agent no. 1. And it's good that you got a quick reply so you could move onwards and upwards!

    GOOD LUCK and all the best with this. Yay for you!

    Take care

  2. Fingers crossed for you, its a blessing in disguise that you got it back so quickx

  3. It can be helpful to get the news quickly. A long wait raises your hopes and then if they are dashed, it's extra-disheartening. I was confident about two stories that had been out there for ages, only to have both rejected last night in an email that arrived at the end of a long and difficult day! So I sympathise with how you felt and, following your example, feel spurred on to look again at those two stories and get them back out there.

    Wishing you all the very best with yours and I'm sure success is just around the corner.

  4. Sorry to hear it was not the news you hoped for. Stay positive and keep sending!

  5. Everything crossed for you :o)

  6. Good for you for sending it straight back out. Keeping fingers crossed for good news soon.



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