Thanks for the comments everyone! ^_^

@CJSimone, it has actually been quite a while since I posted the first chapter up for critique so I'm going to do that, see if there are any red flags or quirks in my writing that could drive an agent away.

But after two months of querying, I'm still "only" at 8 responses (rejections). Definitely not panicking so much as I am very slightly worried.
Also, it occurs to me that there is a subforum here called "Rejections and Dejections" that I forgot existed before I posted this topic. Oh well. :x