"How have you been? I've been really busy...being dead...you know, after you murdered me!" Ok, so I couldn't help myself. Portal 2 references just seemed fitting after such a long absence.
I needed to take some time, to reflect on what I wanted to do with my book. For a while, I lost interest in the idea of publishing. I found an agent I really liked, an agent I felt I could relate too and understand. I submitted my work to her around the beginning of December. She got back to me right around Christmas. She was very polite in her rejection and I appreciate her taking the time to bother with my work.
Sadly, when it was all said and done and I began looking for another agent, no one quiet jumped out at me like she did. Jennifer Jackson is the Vice President of Donald Maass Literary Agency, and pioneered the acceptance of women's literature within the Agency. She keeps a blog and periodically shows her readers the statistics for queries she receives. She asks from input from her audience on how best to improve her posts for writers. I haven't found a single other available agent that goes to these lengths and guarantees a response. I really like her style and ethic. I just wish I could have captured her attention as much as she captured mine.
But now I need to move on. I am looking into Momentum, an all e-book publishing house an Australian author friend of mine published through. I doubt I will get very far, but I at least need to try.
If you are still out there, dear reader, thank you for your patience. And hopefully Silent Symphony will see publication soon.