I just got a great rejection. I know, rejections suck, but in this case it was complimentary. The agent said it was a “fun, fast-paced read,” but she just wasn’t “excited enough about the voice” to move forward.
Sure, it’s a rejection, but it’s a rejection that makes me feel good. A “fun, fast-paced read” was exactly what I was going for. Book 2 will probably be a little heavier, a little less “fun,” which is by design given the roots of this story.
Anyway, that rejection is the kind I like–it doesn’t hurt, it’s honest, and it reinforces my self-belief.