Tuesday, June 8, 2010

One

Today's one liner: It only takes one yes.

Check out Sara's blog if you don't believe me. Embarrassing Encouraging stats from yours truly.

55 comments:

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

LOL. All you need is one ... da da da da da, all you need is one ... da da da da da ... all you need is one, one. One is all you need ;)

JustineDell said...

Oh man, Jess! Now I'm going to have the tune stuck in my head all day ;-)

~JD

Theresa Milstein said...

I keep holding on to that idea. Recently, Mary from Kidlit had a post on what to do if you get multiple offers. I snorted.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I'm holding on to the one yes idea. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a good mantra :) I saw a teaser for this on Twitter - I'll pop on over & check it out.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

No kidding, Justine. I say we get revenge on Jess for messing with our heads. ;)

One. Sounds good to me. Now to figure out who that one will be. Hmmm.

Jen said...

It only takes one yes... got it!

Checking out Sara's blog now!

Jennie Englund said...

I'm singing the Broadway musical.

"One. Singular sensation..."

Kristi said...

Checking it out now but thanks ahead of time for the great encouragement!!! :-)

Alison Stevens said...

I'm singing it, too, Jennie.

I'm still holding out for that one. Not the singular sensation, but the yes. Come to think of it, the yes might provide a singular sensation. Will be nice to find out someday. :-)

Aubrie said...

Wow, I just said this to myself yesterday! :)

Candyland said...

Only takes one yes. Only takes one yes. Only takes one yes. *repeats until blue in the face*

Christine Fonseca said...

My new mantra....no really!

Rebecca L Sutton said...

Love it! Just need one agent to say yes, one editor to say yes, and one reader to say yes...oh wait, that last one isn't going to work. haha

Thanks for the morning inspiration!

Jonathon Arntson said...

But the no's may be even more important.

Jaydee Morgan said...

So true - you can never give up because it really doesn't matter how many rejections you get, it's all about that one yes.

Kristi Helvig said...

189 Queries? Holy cow-I honestly didn't know there were that many agents out there. You are such an inspiration to aspiring writers (like me). Thanks for posting your stats - you rock! :)

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

Now I have the tune stuck in my head haha. Keep holding out for that 1, wow 189? Thats true dedication.

Corey Schwartz said...

GREAT ONE! Used to tell that to myself all the time when I was single :)

Sara B. Larson said...

So true! Thank you so much for the guest post, and for being willing to share your stats with us. You are an inspiration!! :-)

lynnrush said...

I'm really glad you shared those stats. It's encouraging to all who are in the process. Your humor and transparency are so endearing. Thanks for all you do.

Write on, my friend.

Liza said...

I clicked over and read. Daunting stats, yes. But along the same vein, you may want to check out the video in this post: http://skymeetsground.blogspot.com/2010/06/failure-is-option.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WhereSkyMeetsGround+%28Where+Sky+Meets+Ground%29

Puts it into perspective. Yea Elana!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yes! ...I'm off to check out your lovely stats. :-)

Kelly said...

True. and I want that one yes.

Jon Paul said...

Love this line. BTW, there's a little something for you over at my place today. :)

Taffy said...

Love it! And needed it today. You're da bomb!

Lisa_Gibson said...

Great guest post on Sara's blog.

Scott said...

Yo, you've received an award - check out my blog! : )

Scott said...

Ooops, check out my blog tomorrow - Wednesday! : )

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

One is NOT the lonliest number! You've proved that. From here on out, all I need is one. :D

Lisa K. said...

That is something I definitely need to remind myself of from time to time.

Bane of Anubis said...

Thanks for sharing, Elana... always gives hope to those of us who're in the trenches right now.

Janet Johnson said...

I'm holding out for that!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

thx girlie :)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Yes!!! Love the positive spirit.

Krista said...

You are Da BOMB. I love that you can walk the walk (well, you may wish it hadn't been quite as l-o-n-g a walk) because you're advice has WEIGHT.

Charity Bradford said...

Quick note: the Bookshelf Muse is having a contest and to enter you have to leave a comment linking to a writing blog you can't live without. I linked to you! She's moderating comments, but hopefully it will be up soon and you'll get a flood of new followers from her site.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

so true!

Carolyn V. said...

I love it! Elana, you rock. I'll run over to Sara's. =)

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

So true! Hopping over to Sara's blog now. ;)

Kris said...

Your comments on Sara's blog were so inspiring, Elana. Thank you for sharing. I think I might have given up! Congratulations!

Cheree said...

I totally agree. I'll keep pushing forward for that one. Thanks for sharing those stats.

Melissa said...

So, ridiculously true, going over to Sara's blog!

Tere Kirkland said...

And I'll hear it someday.

Right? Good lord, please tell me I'll hear it someday!

;)

Tahereh said...

I HEART YOU SO HARD.

*hugs tight*

thank you.
thank you.

Elana Johnson said...

Scott, I love the pre-blog award announcement. Now I'm all giddy.

And thanks everyone, for going over to Sara's blog. She's awesome and I'm glad you like the stats.

I truly believe that everyone who works hard and doesn't give up will get their yes. Yes, yes I do.

Yes.

Karen Lange said...

Yup, just one! :) Thanks!

Alison Eckel said...

How do you know just what I need to hear? Thanks!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Definitely encouraging!

Wicked-Sassy said...

Too true! I'm at the point now where I need to start strong. lol :)

Angela Ackerman said...

I will check it out--thanks!

Jan Markley said...

So true!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Nice and succinct points.

lisanowak said...

If you think 14 months is a long time to query, try three years!

prashant said...

Now I'm going to have the tune stuck in my head all day ;-)
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