Well, I find the Rambling memoir is not hitting the spot with agents - only two outstanding submissions. On rejector did say "which I read with interest".
One really nice rejection for Radio Free Mombasa, "While we enjoyed reading your submission, which stood out from the many we receive, we couldn't find a place for it on ##'s list".
And the reworking I did on my novel for young people, Ghillie Goatskin & The Tunes Of Power, got "I was intrigued by the concept so I've been taking a look at this and I've enjoyed reading".
A case of clinging to crumbs? One can send one's bread floating out on the waters, so can one surf on crumbs? No, neither do I.
But I'm taking my mind off brooding about agents by creating a new writing project for the Dingwall Book Festival in October. I'm researching two 19th C brothers, William and James Joass, William was an architect and Rev James an amateur geologist and antiquarian. The Festival will publish a booklet about them, I keep finding more interesting material.