In a fit of motivation, I finished revising my YA contemporary manuscript, The Green, AND revised my query letter as well. I decided to submit to another 10 agents, to see if the new and improved novel gets me any closer to that elusive agent. Before I left for my trip last weekend, I selected 10 great agents that I had researched and sent it out.
So far, I received one form rejection and one form/personal rejection where the agent mentioned that the plot didn't really stand out for her. In my last round, the agent (who read a full) said she didn't connect with the main character all the way through. I tried to address that in my revisions, which were also driven by an awesome critique session with some of my fellow writers. There are still 8 queries out there, and most agents said they try to respond within 2 weeks, so we'll see what we hear back.