A very small part of me says, keep it to yourself, but a bigger part says, this is the reason you created this blog, to allow others to see the path of a would-be novelist. So, *big breath* I heard back from my full today--No. Of course, I'm disappointed but reason is salving the wound quickly.
If you will allow me. When the full was requested, it was accompanied with a note saying, if my love scenes were steamy enough, I might stand a shot. I knew from the beginning my love scenes were more of the sweet nature. But, I sent it anyway. The thing is, my book keeps getting measured to romance standards. It is not a romance book, even though I'm certain that's where it'll be shelved when published. (See, I haven't given up. :))
Am I overlooking something obvious? I have targeted agents who represent historicals. Just because there is a romance in the story, does that make it a romance book? Not according to RWA. Trust me, they pointed this out quite clearly.
So. I still have two partials and a smattering of queries adrift. I know there's an audience for this type of story. I just need to find the agent who also knows it.