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CillanXC

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Should have read the whole blog archive before querying...
« on: June 29, 2015, 09:01:37 PM »
Last night I received an email from an agent who asked enthusiastically for my full, having read the partial. I sent the full, and spent today digging through her blog archive--and I just found an old post in which she states that she's the wrong agent to handle stories which feature two specific story elements that my novel happens to feature. :emb:

In other ways she'd be a great fit for this manuscript, and maybe she'll love it enough to overlook those two particular elements, but my hopes of getting a positive reply are now just about dashed.

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Re: Should have read the whole blog archive before querying...
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 09:26:32 PM »
How old is the post in question? People change as do their tastes!
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Re: Should have read the whole blog archive before querying...
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 09:40:18 PM »
It's from November of 2013, so maybe her tastes have changed a little since then. :) Then again, one of the things she mentions is a very foundational kind of preference that seems unlikely to change. (Specifically, she states that she wants optimistic stories with happy endings--and my ending is definitely more tragic.)

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Re: Should have read the whole blog archive before querying...
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 11:22:16 PM »
I could be wrong, but I don't think that's foundational. We go through phases! She might want something a bit darker now.  :wink:
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Re: Should have read the whole blog archive before querying...
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2015, 11:34:30 PM »
I hope you're right! Thanks, B. :)

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Re: Should have read the whole blog archive before querying...
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 08:08:06 AM »
oh god yeah. I wouldn't worry about something she said regarding her tastes from 2 years ago.

And she asked for the full so she clearly sees something in the MS that she wants more of.

Super good luck!!
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Re: Should have read the whole blog archive before querying...
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2015, 04:04:46 PM »
Thanks, Sarah! Probably a bit of an overreaction on my part. I was happy to get the request! I just hope I'm not wasting her time.