After all the excitement yesterday about the free cupcakes, I actually have some sad news to share today. Such is life. We all go 'round the wheel of fortune. (Okay, I'm being a little bit over-dramatic).
Yesterday I heard back from one of the agents who had been reading the full manuscript of my book, Cardboard Characters. (I posted earlier about how I was in querying-mode.) And unfortunately she turned me and the book down. So sad. Rejection is normal in the writing world (and in life in general) but I'm still sad. I was really interested in this agency and thought they might be a good fit. And what really stung was that, in the email, the agent (who shall remain nameless) called my book by the wrong title! She said "good luck with Cardboard Cutouts!"
Actually, this is not the first time this has happened.
Anyway, there's still another agent out there reading part of the manuscript and several others who still haven't responded to my first query. I still feel hopeful that I'll find an agent eventually. The book has been well received by bloggers (another one just posted a great review yesterday) so apparently some people like it. I guess maybe it's just a matter of finding the right person, and there are so many factors that go into that: They have to be looking for new clients, looking for YA, not really interested in trends (my book is not about the undead), not have something like it already on their list, and on and on. It's almost like dating - finding the right person at the right time is practically a miracle.