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Seeking a Literary Agent… Is There a Needle in that Haystack?

Several months ago I started to query literary agents for my first novel, which I wrote last year during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).At the time, I considered writing the odd blog to keep everyone updated on the progress… does the term wading through cold molasses mean anything to you?
Rejection hurts! Well, due to a variety of assorted reasons (excuses), the plan to write a series on agent querying ground to a halt after the first five polite rejections.It really doesn’t matter how polite the rejection is, or how stoic you’ve received them at the time, it still stings.Even though I kept reading on all my writer/author forums that so many very famous authors were passed over hundreds of times before a publishing company picked them up, I still didn’t want to publicly share my humiliation.
Then I realized how cathartic it would be to share with people who care or who have been through the process before and can reassure me that it’ll be worth it in the end.
Playing the Agent …