I got my second rejection letter today.
Thank you for your recent query. Unfortunately, I feel that in today’s market, I cannot take on projects unless I feel strongly about them. I’m sorry to say that it didn’t happen with this one. This, of course, is just my opinion and others may feel differently.
I wish you the best of luck with all your publishing endeavors.
Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, Inc.
Ouch. Why didn’t she just draw a picture of my heart with a knife in it? These rejections are getting worse. By the time this is over, I’ll just get responses that say, “You, published? Hahahahahahahaha!”
They’ll be sorry one day when all the young people get tired of vampires and zombies and are looking for heartwarming stories about 13 year old girls in Zollicoffer. And the Civil War.
New Yorkers. Pfffftttt!