I got a reply at last from The Agent, but obviously it wasn't the one I was hoping for, otherwise this post would have started out a different way. So I sent off a couple of queries to a few other agents today and will continue to send out a couple at a time until I start getting some action. I haven't managed to get anymore words down for my new manuscript yet, between the queries and the fact that its competition season with RWAus and I judge some of their comps, I'm a bit too busy.
Hopefully I'll get the ball rolling on my phoenix/griffin manuscript soon though. Like I said, its a good way to keep my mind off other things!