I had an agent offer to represent me today.
I'm reluctant to use his name, considering the gory rebuke I had at Writersnet, but I will say that he's widely considered to be one of the top agents in New York, with hundreds upon hundreds of commercial fiction sales.
We spoke on the phone for about twenty-five minutes - almost exclusively about Fiersom's Brood - and he confirmed my fears that I was withholding too much of my backstory. Silly me. I thought it was okay to explain everything in the sequel. Anyway, he's friendly, knowledgeable, direct, and quite enthusiastic. And he appears to move quickly. I already have a contract in my email.
So yeah. I'm pretty excited. He was exactly the fifth agent I queried, on my second day of querying - barely a week ago.
I'm gonna go process this.