Oh, I am so excited right now. On Saturday I sent out my very first query letter and first five pages. I expected auto-rejection, because what else can a person expect on their first try? I chose my dream agent, knowing full well that he prefers literary work and has never taken on adult fantasy. Anyhow, he requested the next 30 pages!
Don't worry; despite my being thrilled (and happy that my imperfect query letter was at least decent enough), I have no expectations. I know that there is very little chance he will take me on. However, I can at least keep dreaming for a short while longer before I have to start querying everyone else.