Yesterday I received another form rejection, but it was the most polite rejection I’ve gotten so far, so I didn’t feel so bad. From there, the day just got better and better. I started a new job that I enjoy. When I got home, I found that the UPS guy had left another bridesmaids dress from J. Crew outside my door. Hooray. I love my friends. I hate them for getting married. I also love that my neighbors aren’t prone to thievery. This dress actually fits. Mostly. It’s still a little crazy in the bust area, but I only have to wear it once so I’ll survive.
After the dress was stored to be ignored until August 14th, I was able to hang out with my boyfriend for a while, which means he sat next to me while I read through my manuscript again. Afterward, he accompanied me to a book signing with Maggie Stiefvater. The night almost peaked when she actually wrote “Rebekah -Haters gonna hate..”* inside my copy of Shiver, but things hit an all time high when she told me she’d received hundreds of rejections before she landed her first deal. I have a long, LONG way to go before something I’ve written even sees shelves, which I know it will if I keep trying and improving, but it was nice to have more conformation that I am not alone and will not be alone in this journey. It’s strange how much you like to know that others have felt your pain. Anyway, she told some great stories and signed our books. We had Chinese food after that.
Today has started off quite nicely, as well. While waiting in line for the DMV to open, I was able to start Maggie’s most recent book Linger and after I was handed my number (B022) to wait in another line, I was able to outline a good chunk of my next book in the trusty leather notebook I carry around. I’m back home now, preparing my query package for other agent. Maybe this will be the one. Who knows 🙂
And since I haven’t mentioned it, my book is a paranormal romance between two girls. Yup, two girls.
Tally to Date —> 4 Out in the Universe
*she really did write that in my book.