I got another two rejections yesterday, both from New York agents.
Unlike the first personalized, complimentary, spelled out my name and signed in ink rejection, these two were form letters saying "thanks but no thanks."
The first rejection was actually affirming. It told me "We value your efforts, and don't feel that we could do you justice in the marketplace." These last two tell me "Take your little scribbles and go home, wannabe."
This brings the list of potentials from eleven to eight. I realize that eight prospective agents is better than a poke in the face with a dirty stick. On the other hand, That's also more than a quarter of my original pool telling me "no."
This is seriously sapping my momentum.