I imagine that's exactly what the famous authors and editors walking among us might say, to deflect attention.

Anyway, the lack of agent interest was nailed upthread. Novellas are a hard sell. How do I know? Easy. Name the last three novellas you bought, any genre. I don't think I've bought one in a couple of years now, and my genre is one of the ones where they sell reasonably well.

As others have said, I'm not your target market at all, but I wish you success in finding a beta reader who is.

Maryn, who really should get offline and start painting