I had to laugh this morning. I got a form R from HQN staffers for a book I'd sent them a query about months ago.
But I'd already received an R for the partial of this book--only the last rejection had a VERY nice personal letter from a HQN editor with lots of pertinant information about what didn't work for her and an invitation to submit more work.
So what would have happened if I'd just got the form R?
I think this goes to show how subjective the writing business is. A crap shoot!
NEVER NEVER NEVER QUIT--WINSTON CHURCHILL
(thanks Kathy Altman for my inscribed paperweight that I got for Christmas).