So this time, having read an interview in which he laments the success of Stephanie Meyer against the odds every other writer faces, I threw in what I thought was a funny line referencing what he'd said. The rejection came back as follows:
Thanks for the funny query letter. I'm afraid this is not what I'm looking for, but I wish you much all the same with your agent search.At first I thought he appreciated my sense of humor. Then, like any thinks-he's-a-good writer, examining the long corridor of rejection, I began to wonder what he really thought was funny. Was it the query itself? The heart of it? Did he find it laughable that someone would not only construct such an abominable collection of words, but that they would send it to an expert, who no doubt called in every member of his staff for a group guffaw, forwarded it to every agent and editor in publishing, posted it on a myriad of social networking sites, and is most certainly basing an entire lecture series on that one horrific letter?
Sadly, I may never know. Much as I may never understand the last line - I wish you much all the same...
At least it's not just me who can't write.
In happier news, today is Mrs. Sarcasm's birthday. If you come across her, wish her