And...it came back pretty quick. Not a rejection. Instead, I got an auto reply that the agent in question is on personal leave for a couple of months and for further assistance please contact so and so.
So and so the question is, who is so and so? Another agent? What about the agent I want? The one I researched and fell in love with. Who I know, without a shadow of a doubt, will fall equally in love with my story.
And what do I say to so and so? Do I forward my query and say, I really wanted her, but I guess you'll do? Or maybe so and so is the agent's assistant. Perhaps all queries are being directed her way anyhow. But if that's so, why direct me to her for further assistance?
And, suppose I was already a client of this agent, but my book hadn't been sold yet? What happens during these months of personal leave? Does my book go on leave with her? Or is so and so now out trying to sell the book someone else fell in love with?
Oh I'm going nuts!
Time to send the next batch out.