Seven full requests led to four rejections, one with a request for a second manuscript. Four manuscipts (including the request for the second) are still out. Of the four agents reading, two have my YA historical novel-in-verse, one has my mid-grade boy mystery, and one has my girly contemporary mid-grade.
Note: As of yesterday afternoon, the girly contemporary mid-grade was rejected. Darn.
So what happens next? I wait. And wait. I get impatient and send an email to a requesting agent I later regret. I email my agented friend, asking her to tell me I haven’t behaved like a complete idiot. Then I wait some more. I haunt the Absolute Write posts about each agent. I read interviews. I stay far away from the computer with Internet so I can actually write.
Who else is waiting out there? How do you handle it?