Ouch

I'm still working like crazy to finish Safira, get the chapters out to betas, get their feedback and incorporate it into the MS, etc. I was getting so anxious to query that I decided to query a little early.

Sort of. I sent one letter.

You see, as of five minutes ago, I had a top choice agent. Like, WAY top choice, to the point that if they called me, I would answer the phone with, "Yes!" even if they weren't calling to offer rep. (Don't ask how I'd know it was them calling.) When I queried this agent for Mina, they got back to me within 24 hours, and they didn't require a synopsis or sample chapters to accompany the query letter. Since their process was so simple, I thought I'd get it out of the way.

I queried yesterday morning and I've been frenetic ever since. I woke up early this morning and couldn't fall back asleep. I checked email all day. I was pretty sure I would cry if the email came asking for chapters.

But I just got it.

And it didn't.

It was a generic rejection. I didn't realize how much hope I had stored up in the idea of this agent liking my work until it turned out they didn't. I try to stay positive on this blog, but today, this just sucks.