I've been a true fan, you're advice is always honest. That's why I knew you would be the right person for this question. As an author you have to be able to take criticism and I do understand that is part of the business. I recently received a rejection letter from the agent of my dreams, it was earth shattering to say the least, But now that I've calmed down I'm worried about why he rejected me. He said, "The work is polished but the voice didn't win me over." Now tell me honestly, does this mean all agents will feel the same way. Is voice universal with agents, like good writing?
For evidence you only need look as far as this blog: some pepole think Miss Snark's voice is just the bee's knees. Some find it a bit stingier than that. And those few, those proud, those marinated craniums , think Miss Snark is ... well...a bit of braying bitchy balderdash blathering (did I mention bitchy) barn floor contents ... not to put too fine a point on it.
Perhaps all of them are right.