Long story short: the two partials I had out a couple posts ago ended in rejection. That in itself wasn't surprising, because quite honestly, getting requests for material is way further than I ever thought I'd go in this publishing game.
What bothered me more is that all three of the rejections I've received on my submitted materials have been unhelpful, push-button form rejections.
I mean, come on, people.
Would it really have killed them to type a sentence or two that would have given me some REAL insight as to why they stopped reading, and not just a generic Sorry but this wasn't for me?
After all, how am I supposed to fix the problem if I don't even know what it is?
Is it my characters?
Does my writing suck?
Were they falling asleep by paragraph 2?
I'll never know, because no one is telling me!
At this point, it's obvious to me that my query is decent. My premise must be pretty decent too, or they wouldn't be asking to see more. But it's also obvious that there's some kind of problem, and I have no clue what it is.
So tell me, peeps - how do I make revisions based on feedback that isn't there?