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: