Yay, I heard back from the agent I sent my full manuscript and synopsis to. She took exactly one month from the day that I sent it to her. She didn’t give me a standard form letter; she wrote me a nice, brief, note. She said that while I am a promising new author she felt that she could not empathize with the main character enough to be able to champion her story.
I take that as positive feedback. She didn’t say: Yuck, this sucks. Or you need to read these craft book or revise. She just said: You’re good, but this isn’t my cup of tea. Good luck! Lol. So, now it’s time to decide who to send to next. I really should start sending out to more than one place at a time. In fact, I think I will this time. I already know one place I’ll send it to next; I’ll hit up The Writers Market for some more. I’ll try to do a submission a week :D.
And while I’m doing that, I will not stop writing. I will keep writing my sequel, and hopefully finish it before the summer is up and move on to the last book. I just feel like I should have so much more material than I do. Once I get my apartment in order (oh, by the way, the rest of my stuff got here today, WHOOO), I will be able to concentrate more on writing.
Okay, I’m about to discover the joy of unpacking… again. But yay to hearing back from another agent, and getting a personalized note. And once again, I say:
You’ll find the right person, or you’ll find the right balance. We all know you’re a very talented writer. We just need to show them 🙂
Thanks! This is only “No” number 2! I’m going to keep sending it out, and I can’t wait til it’s time to send yours out, too.
“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.”
– Isaac Asimov
Great quote! Thanks! I’m going to keep sending, though I will admit I haven’t been at the moment. I’m still trying to build a life in my new location. Once I’m fully settled, I will get back on track with submissions. Take care!