Ah, Crap: The Boom is Lowered
I was having not a great day but not a terrible day either. Then I opened my Email and saw that the agent who requested a full finally responded:
Sorry to have taken so long to get back to you. In the long run, I’m afraid I’m going to have to pass on A Hero’s Journey. You are a wonderful writer, but the story just went a bit too far out for me. This is a very subjective business and you need an agent who falls in love with your characters. I wish you the very best in finding a home for this.
I had been expecting this since about eight weeks had gone by without a response. The longer these things drag out the less likely it seems anything good will happen. Still, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a bummer when it finally happens.
From this response maybe I should have cut out the witches and magic and done something more straight-ahead. But didn’t I say yesterday I suck at coloring in the lines? Case in point right here.
Of course what really sucks is, why now? The weekend’s coming up and then I’m going on vacation for a week and now I got this hanging over my head. That blows.
Anyway, on to Plan B now.
And in summary I sent out 69 queries, got 1 full (rejected), 35 form rejections, and 33 non-responses. Not exactly glowing stats.
That is all.