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Queries and stuff

Well, I heard back from the agent who was looking at the partial for Harbinger of Darkness.

Nope, I didn't get asked to see a full. She included a handwritten note on the form letter, which was a nice touch. I certainly didn't expect that.

I dropped her an e-mail thanking her for looking at the partial. I wouldn't do that just for a regular query rejection, but I figure if they go to the trouble to review a partial or a full, the least I can do is thank them. I know agents don't want to get into a tit-for-tat letter exchange with the people they have to reject, so I didn't expect a reply. It was more just a "thank you" note than anything else.

So, I was quite surprised (and pleased) to get a reply back. Even though she didn't accept Harbinger, I'll definitely keep her in mind for other projects down the road if I don't place Harbinger elsewhere.

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mistri
Mar. 28th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Though not a request, it's definitely a positive response (if that makes sense).
nightwolfwriter
Mar. 28th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
I took it that way (and yes it makes sense).

She did say she thought I wrote well, it's just the story didn't grab her.

Perils of the business, I guess.

Now, back to sending out queries (and there was much rejoicing *yea!*)
ineti
Mar. 28th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
Good on you! I've always found it good form to thank someone for their time, whether it's a rejection or otherwise.
nightwolfwriter
Mar. 28th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
I figure considering the notes some people fire off to agents/editors who "reject their masterpieces", an actual thanks for looking wouldn't be a bad idea.

Miss Snark might disagree, but then, we disagree about several things. *grin*
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