Agent Colleen Lindsay, in her blog The Swivet, has written up an outstanding example of things authors ought not do when they get rejected. I’m not going to quote it. It’s short. Just go read it. (Thanks to Jim Macdonald for the link.)
For additional fun, check out Patrick Roscoe’s website. Depending on your office’s mores, the main page may be NSFW.
Jim points out that we’re not sure the Patrick Roscoe who’s corresponding with Colleen Lindsay is the same one who has the website and the Wikipedia entry. I hold that the front page of PR’s site is funny whether they are or not.
Further addenda: Colleen Lindsay confirms that they’re the same guy.
Beth sagaciously observes that every one of his novels has come out from a different publisher, and that in spite of his extensive career he’s blind-querying agents.
Heresiarch cuts loose in mysterious yet satisfying ways.