I heard from the agent who had the first 100 pages of my manuscript. As you probably deduced from the title of this post, the news wasn't so good. Here is her response:
"Many thanks for sending Into the Sunset, but I'm sorry to say I didn't like the writing.
"Please know that my strategy is to go with what I like, and my response to a manuscript isn't always a reflection of what publishers are looking for.
"Thanks again for giving me an opportunity to consider your work."
OK, so the line about not liking the writing threw me for a second. I've been exposed for the fraud that I am! Why did I ever think I could write in the first place?! But I have confidence in my writing. Maybe she didn't like the humor, or the first-person narration. Maybe it wasn't "literary" enough. It is what it is: a mainstream comedy with jokes about sex, the workplace, jealousy, sex, toilet paper, hemorrhoids, centaurs, spying, more sex. Hell, what's not to like? It's pop, it's funny, it's a quick read. I'd buy it if I saw it in a book store.
Time to send out some more query letters...