Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December, in like a lamb

I know, March is the month that comes in like a Lion and out like a Lamb but I think that December is where the Lamb exits stage right. mostly because it is supposed to be almost 60 degrees today and tomorrow it isn't going to get above freezing. Lucky us.

I was wrong about my post yesterday. I said I probably wouldn't get any more rejections in my inbox before the night was through. I was wrong. I got a lovely personalized rejection from an agent. Apparently she really liked what I was trying to sell, but it isn't what they are buying right now as they are narrowing their focus as an agency. At least it was encouraging. It was at least the most encouraging of all of my agent rejections so far this year.

I don't know how much writing is going to get done today. My daughter is home sick from school (the stomach-like flu strikes the Eyberg household again) and both children are being exceptionally demanding this morning. I will see where this afternoon goes. I would like to work on my NaNo story and get it closer to done. I still think it has some teeth.

Now, as we go into the last month of the year, I must get going myself. Later.

9 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

I hope healing comes swiftly to you and yours. Agent rejections, if they're personalized at all, are like gold. Gold I tell you.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron- and with the price of gold shooting up, marked against the devaluing of the dollar I'll take it. I think I have been watching too much bloomberg tv again.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Ah, tummy sickness. Brings back memories of canned pear slices and ginger ale.

katey said...

Funny how a personalized rejection can take the sting out entirely. Someone taking a few moments to encourage and help makes all the difference. Good one!

Sorry to hear about the tummy flu though-- here's to speedy recovery for the kidlet, and no spreading it to the parents!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Katey- Thanks. Everyone else seems to be okay. The house has been bleached.

Danielle Ferries said...

I hope the sickness leaves your house soon and that December brings no rejections. Roll on acceptances.

Cate Gardner said...

Now that is a very nice agent letter. Hope the little one is feeling better today.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- She is back at school and yes, I will take those rejections.

Carrie Harris said...

Yay for complimentary rejections! Now it's just a matter of finding someone who IS looking for what you want to sell.