All weekend I’ve been checking Miss Snark’s First Victim to read the Secret Agent comments and all the entries. I had a feeling, as noted before, that the Secret Agent was an agent with my partial manuscript. Well, I was correct.
Unfortunately the agent passed on my partial manuscript yesterday, but she did include a very nice personal note:
Very classy. She would have been a great agent to work with, but my work just wasn’t a good fit. I’ll admit, at first, the rejection hit me a bit hard. Some days they just roll right off, but I did have a little cry over this one. In the end I know the personal note was above and beyond. It was nice and thoughtful. I am really grateful for even a small acknowledgment that my novel has promise. It makes the unknown, form rejections a little easier to swallow.
The querying agents process leaves me feeling like I’m back in middle school waiting to be picked for the dodge ball team.
My congratulations to all of the winners in the Secret Agent contest. I learned a lot by participating and it was great to be a part of all the excitement.