I received a nice rejection from a literary agent this morning. I am disappointed but I guess that it is one rejection closer to getting an agent or selling the next book. I have about five books going right now with one that I am attached to.
There are moments where the story moves forward and I am convinced that this is it. But sometimes the advancements are dead end roads that lead the story away from its core idea and it becomes necessary to back up. I was hopeful that this last version was the right balance. Back to the drawing board.