So I got a very nice rejection from an agent who read 100 pages of my book. She said I write well.
That was really nice to hear.
She said it starts too fast.
Maybe my first instinct of how it should start--with a rather lenghty (2 pages) description of Kate through a description of her relationship with books was the right thing. The agent said she needed to feel more connected to Kate before the action started. I have been concerned about this.
She said the constant references to fairtyales were relentless. I can't change that. That's the point of the book in some ways.
So we'll have to see.
At least I know it's not because I can't write.