I have decided the old saying is true. There is no point in crying over spilled milk. I have done my whining, (thank you all for listening with patience and understanding) and I have decided to move on. At the suggestion of a friend I visited AgentQuery.com and what a find!
I have now queried Jennifer Jackson, of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. She represents people of the likes of Anne Bishop, C.E. Murphy, and other wonderful fantasy authors. I think if anyone could understand what I’m trying to do, she can! I also included a statement in my query to let her know that while I understand mine is not traditional length for a work of fantasy, I am open to ideas on how to expand and improve. 😀
I also queried an agent I hadn’t heard of. She’s up and coming in a well established agency. The reason I got in touch with her is because I believe from her interests, she and I would really hit it off, artistically and in person. So I’m actually, strangely perhaps, really hoping I hear from her. In both queries they asked for sample pages of the first chapter. I’m hoping those are strong enough to draw some attention. We’ll see what happens. I’ll keep you all informed.
Samhain is still very much a possibility. I can see a story like mine doing well there, since they’ve got a wonderful fantasy section. But I’m going to wait on that and just see what fishing in the agent pool brings up.
So yea. No more boo hoo. Time to pick up the pieces. 😀
You guys are the best for being so supportive all the time. *hugs* You have no idea how much it means to me.