Hi fellow writers,
I have a question for you and maybe you can help me. I wrote a manuscript and sent out query letters hoping to find an agent. Here is what one agent sent me:
Thank you so much for sending me the additional material of this project. I also appreciate your patience giving me the chance to read this through. I am sorry to say, however, but I am going to pass on this project.
There are certainly elements in this story that I think work. The goal with a focus on the characters works well. With that said, I do think that the depth of character development is just not there. In many ways, I felt as if you were just skimming over the surface and not giving the reader enough insight into the GMC of the characters. In the end, it was that lack of depth that kept me from really being drawn into the stories.
So I re-wrote this manuscript trying to give more character dept. I sent out the manuscript again and here is what another agent sent me:
I really like your synopsis. Unfortunately all the back story at the beginning of the book is not recommended. I suggest you join a local or online writers'/critique group. This will give you cold reader feedback and much assistance in continuing to polish your manuscript. After editing, I would be more than happy to reconsider your work.
To me this is so confusing. Does anyone know where I can find someone to critique my work, and how much this may cost me?
Thank you so much. I hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!