What does it mean when agents “Just don’t connect with the material?”
I’ve gotten 12 of those responses now, none with actual reasons pinpointed at why the connection failed to occur. Is there a flaw in the plot? Are the characters underdeveloped? Is the writing not tight enough? I haven’t received any responses that could help me reformat query letters/the novel to have better luck with the next agent.
So the real question: do the agents don’t like it? And if they don’t like it, will readers not like it? Is my story not readable?