Yep, Monday, Monday. Finished negotiating the deal points for one contract, did some initial subs for a new client, talked to a potential client. All in a day's work.
Now that our submission period is closed (gotta wait til March my little beasties), I can start plowing through the ones I haven't read yet and start deciding on who to sign, who to ask for fulls, and who must be sadly rejected.
Yes, we spent the first few months sending personal rejections. Like most agents, we are now too busy to do this, yet I wish I had the time. I can say that the bulk of rejections I've sent thus far are due to one of three things--
1. inappropriate word count for genre.
2. Not something we represent.
3. Writing that needs more work. For help with this, check out my post on common writing mistakes.