So I’ve written two completed manuscripts so far. I sent the first to many agents, and this agent requested a full. She requested it with a (this isn’t me humblebragging, I’m just trying to lay relevant facts out clearly!) very chatty and enthusiastic email, going into detail about exact parts, recommending me books I might like and praising my accurate choice of comparison titles.
Then things got jumbled with her. I sent her the full MS promptly, and she said nothing for months. I contacted her to tentatively ask if there were any adjustments I could make. She said she was very sorry, she was behind on reading and would definitely get to my MS shortly. Months more passed. I contacted her politely again. Turns out she’d got my MS mixed up with someone else’s. She thought she was ALREADY waiting for alterations! She apologises and promises again to read it soon this time. And…
…silence ever since. It’s over a year since she first contacted me.
NOW. I have a brand new manuscript, ready to query. Same genre, same themes. It still fits EXACTLY with her current query wish-list. How do I craft a tailored query email for her, for the new manuscript, whilst referencing that she asked for a full before?
I’m not complaining, you understand. I understand it's normal to expect reply after a full request, but even so, I don't personally feel upset or hard-done-by. Whatever happened on her end to make her so jumbled about my MS was probably just being busy, having personal life issues, or maybe even a misplaced feeling that I’d take it badly if she said she hated my MS, so she said nothing. I admit being THIS disorganized doesn’t bode well for future working relationship prospects, but in other ways she’s still a great fit for me and I’d like to try her again. How can I reassure her there’s no hard feelings, I just want to show her my new query AND...subtly remind her that she really seemed to like my work last time? :P