I passed an aspiring writer's milestone. My first "official" literary agent rejection. I expect many more to come... If 'twere on paper, I'd frame it. Below is the email:
Dear Mr. Stewart,
Thank you for including me in your agent queries. I have reviewed it, and am afraid I must step aside on this proposed book. I wish you all the best with your endeavor.
U. R. Rejected
(I paraphrased the agent's name.)
I especially like the "Mr." So respectable. But not a clue on what was disliked or what (if anything) was promising.
And still no word from the first agent I queried...
And so I've submitted MEATFUL THINGS to the next agent in line...