Well that didn’t take long. One of the agents that I sent my novel to yesterday – the one subbed by email – has replied already…

Dear Thomas,

Thank you for giving me the chance to look at this. I’m sorry but I don’t feel it’s one for me.

Best wishes,

Which is nice. I mean it’s not horrible; it’s not saying the characters, or the idea, or the quality of the writing, stunk; it’s just not saying anything at all. Sometimes you feel that you would like some actual, definitive comment, however simply put. Something, however brash to make me think that I need to do something here. This though says nothing. It barely sayss that she read it; any of it.