The Cone of Silence

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It has been 10 days since I heard anything from the agents I am hunting. I have 7 partial requests out so I am not expecting to hear on those just yet. I have 2 full requests that will go out once I get over my fear of sending a sub-standard manuscript.

However, I have 12 queries, some that include my synopsis, that are enveloped in the cone of silence. And that could be my impatience, or it could be I have been rejected 12-19 times, but nobody is going to tell me about it. I have it on authority, it has become all too standard for agents to simply ignore writers whom they are not interested in.

I can’t decide if it would be better to get that rejection that says “Please go away, your writing sucks”, or to sit here and wonder if my work has been lost in the shuffle of 12-19 different agents. Perhaps, I have already been delegated to the kale fields of Carkoon. Or maybe I am on that super-secret agent blacklist because of some run on sentence or misplaced comma? I think I might just go out and find that white horse of the Apocalypse and get him unlost. At least, that will give me something else to worry about for a time.

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