Dear Miss Snark,
I just received (my first) rejection for (my first) manuscript. But what exactly does he mean? Is the story fundamentally flawed, and I need to ramp up the drama in the plot or develop the characters differently? Or is it simply not right for this agent?
Any clues are greatly appreciated:
Hi (name) I really like the voice here (the part with him writing his "Will" cracked me up) but I have to admit the story and the whole time travel aspect didn't sweep me away. It's just a personal disconnect, no doubt, but I'll step aside with my thanks for the look. Good luck with this project.
It means no. Nothing more nothing less. Do not pick it apart for meaning or clues. Move on. Query more. In fact, you should send out five queries right now. Do not obsess about this or you will make yourself crazy. The ONLY thing you want to hear is yes. Anything that is not yes is no.
Get back to work.