I'm not going to go into specifics on why I decided to part ways with my agent, but I will say that sometimes you don't know if you're a good match with someone until you're in the thick of it. Maybe you assumed something, only to later find out you were wrong. Or maybe something you didn't think would be a big deal to you, ends up rubbing you the wrong way. The fact is, writers leave their agents all the time (actually, more often than I realized) for different reasons. It's not always because he or she is a "bad" agent. Just like with any relationship, sometimes things just don't work out. Period.
Going from agented to unagented in less than two hours was a bit disheartening, but I know I did the right thing. I've jumped back into the query waters with my new manuscript, and though the idea of going though the process all over again is a bit scary (read: FREAKING TERRIFYING!), I'm hopeful that someone out there will connect with my story and will not only love it as much as I do, but will be just as determined as I am to see it on a shelf some day.