I don’t care what people say, nicely worded rejections DO hurt less. I got a one-two agent punch in the head today – back to back rejections. One on a full request and one on a partial.
They both said the writing was good, but it’s not a right fit for them or the market. One of them used the term “extremely well written.” A crumb, but a tasty one. Got the same response from a pie-in-the-sky full request a couple of weeks ago.
I’m still holding out hope that if the writing is phenomenal (I have a lot more work to do on that front) then someone will overlook the fact that there’s not a huge market for Asian themed romance and take a chance on a kid like me. 🙂