Well gang, I just got my second rejection letter from an agent who’d read my manuscript. I’m going to share it here, but I’m not sharing the agent’s name. I’m super grateful that she took the time to read it, so I’m not here to complain. I did, however, promise to be transparent in my author’s journey, so this is me keeping that promise.
Here’s the email:
Thanks so much again for sharing CHASE HARLEM with me. Unfortunately, I am going to pass on the project at this time. This is a really fun premise, and I loved Chase’s attitude and sass. In the end, I just didn’t get swept up in the story in the way I’d hoped to, and for that reason I must pass.
I’m sorry not to have better news for you today. Please keep in mind that this is a subjective business and mine is only one opinion. I wish you all the best in your search for representation and in your writing career.
Like I said, this is my second rejection letter. It’s not fun to get rejected, but I’m thankful that this agent mentioned pieces of my book that she enjoyed, showing that it’s not a form rejection. It’s still a rejection, but I’m hoping this is a step up.
I keep reminding myself that I’ve only been querying agents since March, so the fact that I’ve had two manuscript requests at all makes me feel like I’m doing something right. I have no clue how long this journey will take, but I hope you’re willing to stick with me and eventually read my book!