I just received my first rejection letter! It has been 26 days since I queried that agent and I finally got rejected. I could take this as a bad sign, but I won't. This was not a stock letter; somebody actually took the time to glance at the first fifty pages of my MS and decided they did not like it. The feedback was minimal, but still, somebody in the business has read my work. Awesome! That is one down and six more to go of my first batch of queries, and I think they will all be rejections. I rushed into the query stage without a lot of research and my MS could still use some tweaking I'm sure. As a neophyte author, however, knowing my query avoided the slush and my writing was read gives me nothing but hope! Keep your heads up fellow tinkers of the type, you pilots of the plot!