Re: RE: Here I go again… What is your opinion of the critique section?

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knightsilver
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Pat Pechon – 2008-05-31 1:44 PM

jrtomlin – 2008-05-31 11:49 AM

jmar2 – 2008-05-31 11:19 AM

I’m sure the, and I believe the number is 22, agents/editors/corporate money plunkers thought the same as you about the first “Harry Potter” MS. Reality says differently.

Some of us are still working our way on to number 23.

 

I think the problem with this argument every time I hear it is that you’re assuming the manuscript and query stayed static during the course of the 22 submissions.  The reality is that as authors submit and get rejected, we tend to revise and tweak.  There’s a very good chance that the Harry Potter manuscript that got accepted finally looked very different than the very first one that was rejected. 

Now, it might not have happened like that.  We don’t know, though.  Those first 22 could very well have been versions that completely stunk.