Rejection and What To Do With Agent Feedback
There are plenty of form rejections out there, but sometimes, you may get a personalised rejection with some feedback from an agent. There's a lot of thoughts on what to do with agent feedback. The usual rule of thumb is don't change your story unless a lot of agents have the same opinion.
My thoughts go something like this:
- If an agent says they love the premise but weren't grabbed by the main character, DO NOTHING. This is personal taste.
- If an agent says they love the main character but weren't grabbed by the premise, DO NOTHING. Again, this is their personal taste.
- If an agent takes the time to highlight issues with sentence structure, pacing, spelling, specific areas that could use a tweak, think very hard about this and then probably edit accordingly.
Have you ever felt compelled to edit your novel after feedback from an agent?