Well, literary agents Jennifer Jackson and at Browne & Miller are at least merciful in their swift rejections.
Those two regrets came in on my Eve’s Swath queries.
So I’ve responded by sending out three more, to Wendy Sherman, Loretta Barrett and Evan Ellenberg. Two in, three out. That should keep me from feeling much disappointment as the rejections trickle in. But this sort of pyramid strategy can get tough to manage after a while.