Dear Miss Snark:
I'll bypass the usual kiss-ass comments you receive from most readers and get to my question. You're a professional, and so am I -- so let's move on (subtext: fellow writers, please get some self respect).(snarktext: get that humorsucking stick out of your alimentary canal..it makes reading the blog a tad more fun)
After querying a well-known member of AAR, I was pleased to receive an email from him expressing excitement for my work and requesting detailed information about me. I supplied this information quickly and succinctly. That was almost three weeks ago. I've heard nothing from him since then. In your experience, why would an agent with limited time and a large slush pile send an unsolicited email to a prospective client requesting more information -- and then suddenly go quiet? I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts and any advice you may have.
-- an occasional, if also slightly reluctant, snarkling (ya but you sure as hell want my time and attention when you have a question don't you?)
If you're a professional, let me introduce you to this large book that you can find in every library, most offices, and even in tiny electrons on your computer: dictionary.
Unsolicited means he phoned/emailed you up out of the blue and said ...well normally I'd write "hey hot stuff" but yanno, we're professionals, you and I, none of that humor stuff.
The reason he hasn't gotten back to you quickly and succinctly is you're not his number one priority right now. Probably not even top ten. Sorry for the bad news but since you're a professional I know you'll appreciate the direct, no folderol, honesty.
You queried him, he asked for some further info. He'll get back to you when he's made a decision. The normal rules of querying apply. Spend this time getting over yourself.
And in the email this afternoon:
Wow -- that was a rude response. But certainly your overly delighted laceration of my question could hardly mean that you need to get over yourself . . .
Honey, I'm not the one wondering why everyone hasn't jumped to attention when I send them a query. Nor am I the one who opens an email asking for time and consideration by insulting those who also read the blog and my blogging style.