Here I was wondering what to blog about and this shows up in the InBox –

Dear Ms. Tyre:

Thank you so much for your patience while I’ve had your pages under consideration. I’ve been hemming and hawing about my decision on this one, as I simply love the narrative voice. Lou had me under her spell from the first word. That said, I find myself with reservations, though I’m hard-pressed to articulate exactly what they are. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to be writing this email, though I imagine it’s not all that fun reading it. Perhaps I was hoping the adventure would start sooner (but it starts up pretty quickly, so…I don’t know.) I know if I could give you feedback, you’d most likely dig right into revisions. Of course, it could be I’m just not the right reader, but I feel like I am!

Anyway, drop me a line when another agent scoops this up and sells it for you so I can properly kick myself. In the unlikely event that doesn’t happen and you try your hand at something new, please think of me again (though I suspect I’m coming off as the most wishy-washy of agents. Argh!)

Fondest regards,

Agent who almost loves Me

It’s a little like getting the “it’s not you, it’s ME” speech from a boyfriend. Not that I ever actually HEARD that speech. Wow, so THIS is what you felt like all of those times. Good to know.

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