News – not good
After waiting 6 weeks to hear from the agent in the USA who asked for the full manuscript and with whom I had been communicating with for more than 1 year, she replied. (note, as advised I did not prompt or contact her)
She acknowledged she had received and read it (copied and pasted a form rejection – ‘did not find myself drawn enough to the storyline’ – I know because it was in a different font and different size font).
While I have come to expect rejections, this one was especially hard as I had spoken and emailed her and she me so many times that we were on a first name basis – even asking each other about personal things - nothing to do with writing. Why was it especially hard? When she replied to my email and after reading the full MS which cost quite a lot to send as a hardcopy, she addressed the email to the wrong name!
This has now happened to me 3 (count them 3) times.
While I understand agents too are human, when we write letters to agents we are told 1000x to make sure we address to the right person etc. And here is someone who, after I think 8-10 emails and a physical phone conversation, wrote the rejection email with the wrong name.
Honestly, I feel like giving up!