Remember how last time I said I’d rather be rejected than ghosted by an agent? I wasn’t kidding. Today I received an email rejection of a query I sent in on the 6th of this month. Eight-day response time! In the publishing world, that is lightning speed.
Obviously, it would have been a lot more exciting to receive a request for a full manuscript instead of a rejection. But a rejection is such a relief. Now I don’t have to wonder anymore if or when I will hear back from that particular agent.
On this particular go-round, I have so far released ten queries into the wild, and this is the first one I’ve gotten a response to. I’ll continue sending out more, and will no doubt receive more rejections and more stony silences in the coming weeks.