“Got an agent rejection today. 7 months”
I apologize profusely for taking 7+ months to respond to queries. To be honest, I wasn’t ready to be bombarded by so much interest. It was humbling and exciting. Since joining the Booker Albert Agency I have taken on 2 clients and am in contract talks with a 3rd.
In between this, I finished editing a manuscript from Divertir Publishing – book 2 in a 3 book series. I could have dropped the author, but the relationship between an editor and author is symbiotic – as is agent/author. We built up a fabulous rapport and I told him I would stay with him through the end of the series. I’m pretty sure he’s hating me right now after those edits though.
Unfortunately, it put me way behind in my slush pile. In the last few days I’ve caught up and now I’m reading everything I requested through those seven months. I hope you guys continue to have patience because I truly appreciate it.
Just a heads up – if you feel the desire to hit “reply” and send a snarky response to an agent – try to refrain. It’s in poor taste and makes you look foolish. I UNDERSTAND the frustration of waiting and waiting but just don’t.