Friday I got the nicest rejection letter I’ve received yet. It was regarding my easy-reader Stephen F. Austin manuscript. Want the highlights?
1 – It came via e-mail just 8 days after I mailed out my query letter. That’s fast.
2 – It wasn’t a form letter. It was actually written TO ME.
3 – It was complimentary. Here’s the second sentence: You’ve presented a very thorough proposal, and we appreciate your market research on this subject. Wow. It’s good to know my proposal is thorough. Points for me there, and more points for the market research thing.
Then the nice editorial assistant goes on to say that the focus of the book is too regional. I figured that might be an issue. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, am I right, fellow ambitious crazies? I sent out another query this weekend, so my year to-date total is 15. Remember, the goal is 52.