Ah poosie! That's life! One door shuts etc etc. All the best to Nathan and he will be sorely missed in the agent world..:)
Awh, that does seem sad. Let's home as that door closes another opens for you. :O)
I felt as if there'd been a death when I read his post. However, I'll always be proud to say that Nathan gave me my first rejection as a writer.
Thanks, Ladies. (Sorry Charlotteotter, I was surprised when I read his post and this was the effect!) I know there are many, many more agents. At least he said he'd continue to blog so hopefully we'll still have some writing tips from him in the future.
AND, of course, we wish him much success and happiness in his career endeavor! :0)
Here's my rejection letter. Consider it a eulogy of sorts. ericaThank you for your recent e-mail and for participating in the page critique, I appreciate it. I regret to say that I don’t feel that I’m the most appropriate agent for your work. However, opinions vary considerably in this business, and I wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.Nathan
It is sad. Last year when I began to query I found Nathan's blog and read the 23 pages or so on how to write a query letter. I printed them out and wrote my first query. I was amazing information that I still have in my files. I really do hope he keeps his blog. New writers to the industry need all the help and information they can get. I wish him the best of luck in his endeavors. I'm sure he'll be around.Michael
Just ignore this as a minor set back.
well look at it this way maybe your next WIP will be the one to lure him back to agent land *lets keep hoping*
Hi,Are Lit Agents who blog the best?How do they find the time to blog when they should be working? Can't imagine they're doing it in their own time, why would they?Top rate Lit Agents don't need to promote themselves, authors will rummage in a garbage bin to acquire a lit agent's telephone number and address, the rest scour the WWW for oficial Lit agent web sites! Pretty much every darn thing the blogging lit agents provide in terms of ad/vice can be found on FAQs at all the really top lit agent web sites ;)Don't shed tears over a has-been-done-a-bunk lit agent, maybe he didn't cut the mustard!Who is NB anyways? :obestf
Michael, I'm excited to see what your query now brings you!Thanks, Carole and Joanna. I'm not ready to query anyways. YET. I hope my WIP lures somebody. Or is alluring. :0)Francine, you have valid points. I know there are many agents out there who do not blog and that it is very important to research all agents and agencies and find one right for the project I am planning to submit. Thanks you.christy (I do have some of my own form rejections, just none from Nathan. Thanks for putting that out there today, erica! See? If he'd said "yes", you'd have to move on now!)
I know. A blow to aspiring authors everywhere. I hoped it was an April Fool's joke even if it was November fifth. He's just such a helpful guy.
I liked that he seemed so approachable. Hope Nathan does well in his new job and loves it. His blog has tons of great info on it - if he's half as generous in person as he is online, he's a head above many I've met.
I knowwww. BUT!I think a good thing to come out of this is that now you can interact with him and he won't think you're just talking to him mainly with an interest in being repped. Also he's an author! What a wonderful author friend to have.
JEFritz--the thought of it being a joke did cross my mind momentarilyDL Curran--I agree (with all of what you said, except the "many I've met" part. I've met no one.) :0)Mia--Your positive outlook is good. Although, um, I never had the courage to leave a comment on his site. Maybe now I won't feel so self-conscious!
I guess if he was in your top five, then I understand why you might feel a bit down about his leaving the agent realm. If not, then he must have figured out a better route to take for his career and, if he's rejected you already, then I would move on as well. Good luck with the next agent on your list!
LOL at Joanna's comments. Hugs to you both :)Rach
Too bad about not being able to be repped by him anymore! But at least there are other agents out there.
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Thanks, Rach!Very true, Golden Eagle. Thanks for visiting and following today.Mary Mary, you are right about moving on. I hadn't submitted to him, but I know there are many agents who may be the right choice for my project(s)! I enjoyed what I read at the Sisterhood's blog today! I'll be back!christy
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