Another response from an agent re: Smoke & Mirrors. And yes, it’s another rejection.
Staying positive, I think maybe I’ll go back through email and count the rejections. Get a T-shirt made with the number on it. Wear it like a badge of honour. When people wonder why I make a thing about the negatives, I can say something like at least it shows I tried.
Actually, there is perhaps one positive thing, in that the agent said that she didn’t feel passionately enough about it, which I could interpret as meaning that the writing doesn’t really pop the way it needs to. I’m thinking maybe another editing pass is called for here.
Well, it’ll have to wait until tomorrow. While I usually work at home, all this week until yesterday I had to go into the office for meetings and presentations so I’ve had no time for any of my own stuff, and it’s also left me with a small backlog of work I need to catch up on today. It’s coming up on 6am; time to get started.
Until next time…