But then I had a few agents want to read the whole manuscript. And three of them all had the same feedback. I'll paraphrase.
"I like it. It's great. It doesn't really fit into a genre. I wouldn't know how to market this."
Maybe I know how to market it.
At least, maybe it is more efficient to put my spare time into marketing my novel, blogging, writing the next novel (underway) than writing yet more query letters that have a high chance of getting rejected?
The same day I hit "upload" on my files to amazon I got an email back from an agent. This was May of 2012. It was a rejection letter on a query I had emailed in December of 2011. Wow. Good thing I didn't wait around holding my breath on that one. I'd be as old as Jerry before this book saw the light of day.
I think I'm on the right track.