the good: i hadn't mentioned it because i'm superstitious like that, but i *finally* received a full manuscript request from an agent (well from his assistant)...yay!
the bad: they chose to pass. story of my writing career...such as it is thus far.
instead of focusing on how many rejections i've gotten (the ugly), i've got to revel in the positive feedback i've received -- because let's face it, if i choose to wallow in self-pity all of that passion ( passion post ) will be for NOTHING.
here are some of the lovelier comments i've been granted from real live literary agents:
"your premise is fascinating"
"your writing is evocative"
"your energetic writing"
"the premise is fantastic"
"your writing is compelling"
"i believe you have talent"
"your story is interesting"
"you'll have no trouble garnering agent attention"
i have to believe that these beautiful tidbits coupled with the fact i've had 3 requests for partials and 1 full request are nothing but small steps in the right direction.
"and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."