Okay, so I am kinda sorta wigging out here, people. I need counsel. Here is the story:
Back in October, I queried two wonderful agents. Both got back to me within that first day, one requesting a partial, the other asking for the first chapter.
Mid January. No responses. So, figuring that enough time had gone by, I sent them each a status query. For the agent that has the partial, I sent her a revised version. (The first chapter didn’t change much.)
I am sitting now on the two week mark from the day that I sent out those queries. Two weeks. Fourteen days. Needless to say, I am starting to get worried. My mind echoes with troubling thoughts.
Why haven’t they responded?
It shouldn’t be taking so long.
What if the emails got lost?
That’s it, that has to be it! The emails never even reached the agents!
I’ll sit here waiting for a response for months and months, and they’ll never even realize that I emailed them!
Oh, the horrors, the horrors!
*sigh* I’m feeling very stressed because, if the agents DID get the emails, but I status query them AGAIN, I will be acting like a desperate pest. (And I am, okay? *sniff* I freely admit that I am, but I don’t want them to know it.)
So, I am pretty much stuck. I won’t re-status query them. I just won’t. That would be shooting myself in the foot. And yet, why is it taking them BOTH so long?
Two facts to keep in mind:
-Both agents have a reputation (as far as my research has gleaned) of being speedy responders. And, after all, when they first contacted me, this was the case.
-I sent both emails within five minutes of each other.
I need words of wisdom. Maybe I need someone who knows Gmail really well, who can tell me if there is any way to check if the emails went awry. Or maybe I need someone to say, “Renee, I hate to tell you this but you are just going to have to wait and see what happens.” (Don’t tell me that! I don’t want to hear it. . . . Okay, maybe tell me that.)
*sound of Renee pounding her head on the computer desk again and again*