Two Writer-Tweeps were talking, and one of them mentioned the TV Show WipeOut.
WipeOut - a metaphor for a writer's journey to publication.
First Challenge: Querying, or The Big Balls.
There are at least 3 parts to a successful query:
Researching Agents, Writing a Kickass Query, Having an Opening Bit that Rocks
We appreciate and respect that as a new writer, critical feedback is
key to honing your craft. We actually found your writing and pacing to
be quite engaging. Rather, it was the character development and use of
what have unfortunately become over-mined and archetypal aspects of
this genre that kept us from being fully won over. I hope this is helpful.