Thirty pages. 100 pages. The full manuscript. Now – rejection. I know that the market is down for mysteries and agents are having a hard time selling even established authors (not that Michael Connelly’s feeling it, I’m guessing).
She was very kind, which softened it somewhat. Here’s her note in its entirety:
Thanks so much for sharing this with me. There is much to admire and you write very well.
Alas, due to the enormous workload I have now – and the difficult market, I’m afraid I can’t take it on. I do think another agent will grab it and I wish you the best.
If you’re that other agent, give me a call or email me!