Dear Miss Snark,
I wonder if I just made a mistake. Here's what happened: After five weeks, Agent A said he just placed a manuscript very similar to mine and therefore was going to pass. (He had a partial.) However, he thought I should send it to Agent B, who works at a different agency.
I posed this situation to other writers, and based on their opinion and my own eagerness, I queried Agent B, citing A's referral (without saying why A passed on it). Now I'm wondering if it doesn't look like I've passed along leftovers. How do agents feel about this type of referral?
Thanks in advance for your response.
Have you completely taken leave of your senses?
Time for the cluegun, and you are the target du jour.
We all know you query multiple agents. Not too many of us get our knickers in a wad for hearing about your work from someone who's seen it first. Frankly, we think you work down the list in alpha order anyway. And we have other things to obsess about, like the SpaceArk bidding war.
You have a referral to a colleague from an agent. This is a good thing.