Thursday, July 22, 2010


I received a response from my perfect agent a mere THREE HOURS after my submission. And my perfect agent said 'this doesn't seem quite up my alley, so I've forwarded it to my fabulous colleague X. I'm sure you'll hear shortly from her if this is something she wants to pursue.'

Eleven days later, email box is empty. Fabulous colleague is on vacation. Fabulous colleague is swamped. Fabulous colleague is too fabulous for the likes of me. Off to Spain soon, where I will not give this a moment's thought, instead fortifying myself with sangria in preparation for full court agent press upon my return.

Adios, amigos.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I'm Done!!

And the jury is in, at least from Amy, my book doctor. In her last email, she said," I think we're getting really close now and the last half (or even more) really just sings along and was fun to read. You've fixed the biggest problems perfectly. "

And so I have. Down to (almost) every single suggestion she made in our follow-up conversation last week.

And now, I have crafted the perfect query letter with my perfect first three pages to the perfect agent to be sent with perfect timing. Well, not sure about the timing, but I can't worry about that. And now, I am hitting....SEND.